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Erik Johnson

26-Year-Old Defenseman – Colorado Avalanche

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

This former No. 1 overall pick (2005) really failed to meet expectations last season. He registered just four assists in 31 games and missed time with a wrist injury. The Avs desperately need a great season -- think St. Louis Blues circa 2010-11 -- out of the 25-year-old vet...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 232   DOB: 3/21/1988   BORN: Bloomington, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #1 Overall in 2006   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year extension with the Avalanche in July of 2012.

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Erik Johnson NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2007-08 19 69 5 29 34 -9 28 105 4.8 3 0 4 0 4
2009-10 21 79 10 29 39 1 79 186 5.4 2 0 21:27 6 8 14 3:15 70 77
2010-11 22 NHL COL 22 3 7 10 -5 19 53 5.7 0 0 24:33 2 3 5 3:06 32 41
2010-11 22 NHL STL 55 5 14 19 -8 37 108 4.6 2 1 22:08 1 4 5 2:34 67 92
2011-12 23 NHL COL 73 4 22 26 -7 26 155 2.6 1 0 20:50 1 11 12 2:19 123 94
2012-13 24 NHL COL 31 0 4 4 -3 18 64 0.0 0 0 20:45 0 0 0 1:53 44 58
2013-14 25 NHL COL 80 9 30 39 5 61 157 5.7 2 0 23:00 2 12 14 2:46 136 130
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Time On Ice Stats

23:00

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Erik Johnson was on the ice for 23:00.

2:46

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Erik Johnson was on the ice for 2:46 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 20:50 2:19
2012-13 20:45 1:53
2013-14 23:00 2:46

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Erik Johnson 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 21 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 2 28:55 3:49
Apr 19 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 22:10 3:29
Apr 17 MIN 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 2 30:22 2:41
Apr 13 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 23:27 1:05
Apr 11 at SJ 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 21:51 1:17
Apr 10 at VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 24:10 4:28
Apr 8 at EDM 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 4 25.0 0 1 20:33 1:53
Apr 6 PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 1 24:30 4:03
Apr 5 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 5 22:40 5:51
Apr 3 NYR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 0 26:15 2:44
Apr 1 at CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 24:00 0:53
Mar 29 SJ 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 3 22:52 4:05
Mar 27 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 19:51 1:54
Mar 25 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 25:32 0:00
Mar 21 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 25:16 2:32
Mar 19 at WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 26:43 1:03
Mar 18 at MON 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 2 23:59 3:44
Mar 16 at OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 22:17 0:45
Mar 14 ANH 0 1 1 -2 10 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 2 17:39 2:38
Mar 12 CHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 2 26:50 4:44
Mar 10 WPG 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 1 22:56 6:09
Mar 8 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 24:21 2:42
Mar 6 at DET 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 25:00 0:36
Mar 4 at CHI 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 5 22:43 2:32
Mar 2 TB 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 24:09 3:46
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Feb 28 PHO Did Not Play
Feb 26 LA Did Not Play
Feb 8 at NYI 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 25:16 2:59
Feb 6 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 2 1 26:08 3:00
Feb 4 at NYR 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 21:55 2:27
Feb 3 at NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 1 23:56 3:36
Feb 1 BUF 0 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0 2 0 19:11 5:42
Jan 30 MIN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 26:16 4:03
Jan 27 at DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 23:22 2:03
Jan 25 at TB 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 22:16 3:14
Jan 24 at FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 23:40 2:42
Jan 21 TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 23:34 3:36
Jan 18 at NSH 0 0 0 -2 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 19:00 0:50
Jan 16 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 24:16 3:15
Jan 14 at CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 12:45 1:02
Jan 11 at MIN 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 5 25:39 3:42
Jan 10 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 24:11 1:29
Jan 8 OTT 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 1 25:43 0:22
Jan 6 CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 25:50 3:29
Jan 4 SJ 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 4 1 26:27 4:07
Jan 2 PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 24:24 3:34
Dec 31 CLS 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 1 23:08 1:27
Dec 29 WPG 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 5 25:25 0:57
Dec 27 at CHI 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:08 0:59
Dec 23 at SJ 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 33.3 0 3 25:23 3:00
Dec 21 at LA 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 4 27:49 4:01
Dec 19 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 20:13 2:59
Dec 17 at DAL 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 1 2 22:42 4:35
Dec 16 DAL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 2 20:37 4:24
Dec 14 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 27:52 1:47
Dec 12 at WPG 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 4 23:09 1:49
Dec 10 PHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 27:31 1:47
Dec 8 at VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:57 0:00
Dec 6 at CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 23:45 2:02
Dec 5 at EDM 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 23:06 4:12
Nov 30 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 26:03 0:00
Nov 29 at MIN 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 19:59 2:38
Nov 27 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 24:12 4:00
Nov 23 at LA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 21:48 2:37
Nov 21 at PHO 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 26:24 2:44
Nov 19 CHI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 21:20 1:10
Nov 16 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:29 1:06
Nov 14 at STL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 3 22:14 3:27
Nov 12 at CAR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 28:57 1:26
Nov 10 WAS 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 18:28 2:53
Nov 8 CGY 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 5 22:41 2:31
Nov 6 NSH 0 0 0 -1 10 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 23:45 3:47
Nov 2 MON 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 18:40 2:02
Nov 1 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 22:10 2:56
Oct 27 WPG 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:43 0:54
Oct 25 CAR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 2 21:09 1:41
Oct 21 at PIT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 18:01 1:59
Oct 19 at BUF 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 19:48 2:08
Oct 17 DET 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 3 1 21:05 2:56
Oct 15 DAL 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 21:13 2:25
Oct 12 at WAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 21:00 2:59
Oct 10 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 23:04 2:56
Oct 8 at TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 3 23:13 3:20
Oct 4 NSH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 22:08 5:35
Oct 2 ANH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 18:51 2:56

Erik Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Johnson (illness) missed Friday's practice with the flu, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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Despite missing Thursday's morning skate with the flu, Johnson will play against the Canucks, reports Mike Chambers of the Denver Post.

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Johnson missed Thursday's morning skate with flu-like symptoms, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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Johnson dished out two assists and went plus-3 Thursday in an overtime win against the Red Wings.

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Johnson piled up three assists Tuesday en route to a 4-2 defeat of the Blackhawks.

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Johnson returned to action Sunday after serving a two-game suspension and fired home the game-winner late in the third period of a 6-3 win over Tampa Bay.

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Johnson has completed his two-game suspension and will be available Sunday against the Lightning.

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Johnson served the first of his two-game suspension during Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Kings.

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Johnson was suspended two games for his slash to the hand of the Islanders' Frans Nielsen on Saturday, Ren Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

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Johnson is slated to have a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday in the wake of his third-period slash on the Islanders' Frans Nielsen on Saturday night, NHL.com reports.

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Johnson picked up three assists in Saturday's win over the Sabres.

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Johnson (back) will play Tuesday against the Maple Leafs, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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2013-14

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2012-13

With 26 points in 73 games last year, Johnson enjoyed his best campaign in three seasons, his first full one with the Avs since being acquired in mid-2010-11 from St. Louis. As he had the season before, Johnson struggled out of the gate, but was mostly solid from December on, posting a minus-3 rating on the season (not bad on a non-playoff team). Johnson still boasts a heavy slapshot from the point, but has trouble getting pucks on net, especially through traffic. However, he did lead the Avs in average ice time (20:50) last season and his 155 shots was most among Avs' defensemen and sixth overall. The Avs will continue to be patient with the former first-overall draft pick and his spot on the teamís first defensive pairing will be his to lose this season.

2011-12

After two and a half underwhelming seasons in St. Louis, the Blues finally decided to pull the plug on Johnson, their first overall draft pick in 2006, sending him to the Avs in a deal that saw Chris Stewart and Kevin Shattenkirk go the other way. The Avs are hoping that a change of scenery will do Johnson some good, and that he finally develops into the blue-chip, puck-moving defenseman he was projected to be, back when he was drawing comparisons to a young Chris Pronger. In order to achieve that, he will have to do better than the 30-plus point seasons he's been putting up the last three years. For now, he will continue to be the No.1 guy on the Avs' blue line and run their power play, but with blue chip prospects like Stefan Elliott, Tyson Barrie and Duncan Siemens rising quickly through the ranks, Johnson is running out of time to prove he can be The Man in Denver.

2010-11

Johnson, 22, came back in 2009-10 after missing the previous season because of a knee injury. It's believed that he was still feeling limited by the knee early on, and there appears to be some credence in that belief judging by his second half numbers. He had six goals and 14 points in his final 23 games. Johnson is the best the Blues have on defense in the transition game, and he'll be a mainstay on the power play. He should start the season on the top defensive pairing and easily play 22-25 minutes a night.

2009-10

Johnson returns to the Blues' lineup after missing all of the 2008-09 season to a knee injury. He will start in the first defensive pairing and is the best puck-mover the team has from the blue line. All reports coming out of the summer and training camp have Johnson back to 100 percent and he'll be one of the league's top scoring defensemen.

2008-09

Johnson suffered a season-ending non-hockey related injury to his right knee in mid-September. He has a complete tear of his ACL and a partial tear of his MCL in that knee. Don't count on him for any contribution this season but consider holding on to the former #1 overall pick in long-term keeper leagues.

2007-08

After just one season at the University of Minnesota, Johnson, the former first overall pick in 2006, is expected to make the Blues roster this season and he could play a very prominent role right away. Johnson can do absolutely everything on the rink. He has fantastic offensive ability and his great size allows him to dominate in his own zone. He could very well be a fantasy factor as early as this coming season and he is a lock to be a fantasy asset in the future. However, the Blues are already deep on defense, with on-ice leaders like Jay McKee and Eric Brewer, and may not ask Johnson to shoulder too big a load too soon.

2006-07

Johnson, the first-overall pick in the 2006 draft could have played for the Blues this season, but the club decided it would be best for Johnson to attend the University of Minnesota in order to continue his development. Johnson is the complete package on defense and is the future of the Blues franchise. He should be in the NHL in 2007-08.

2005-06

Johnson was the top pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft after a phenomenal showing at the 2007 World Junior Tourney. He has everything -- vision, size, skills, speed and hockey sense -- to be a number one defenseman in the NHL. Most already project him to be better than fellow U.S. teammate and Carolina stud draft pick, Jack Johnson, and many believe he's the best defense prospect to come into the league in the last 15 years. Can you say Pronger-esque? We tend to agree.