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Erik Johnson

29-Year-Old Defenseman – Colorado Avalanche

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Johnson was healthy for a majority of the season (missed nine games due to a lower-body injury) and still underperformed in what has been a roller coaster career to date. Selected No. 1 in the 2006 draft by St. Louis, the blueliner had high expectations, but has yet to hit 4...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 225   DOB: 3/21/1988   BORN: Bloomington, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #1 Overall in 2006   Show ContractHide Contract

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Erik Johnson Contract Information:

Signed a seven-year, $42 million extension with the Avalanche in September 2015. Deal runs through the end of the 2022-23 season.

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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 STL 55 5 14 19 -8 37 108 4.6 2 1 22:08 1 4 5 2:34 67 92
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
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 2:56 136 130
2014-15 26 NHL COL 47 12 11 23 2 33 115 10.4 2 0 24:25 3 3 6 2:38 93 107
2015-16 27 NHL COL 73 11 16 27 -19 50 175 6.3 0 2 23:27 3 3 6 2:03 126 197
2016-17 28 NHL COL 46 2 15 17 -6 9 96 2.1 1 0 22:05 0 6 6 2:06 87 98
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Erik Johnson – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

22:05

Average Time On Ice

On average, Erik Johnson was on the ice for 22:05.

2:06

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Erik Johnson was on the ice for 2:06 during power plays.

2:50

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Erik Johnson was on the ice for 2:50 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 24:25 2:38 2:29
2015-16 23:27 2:03 3:06
2016-17 22:05 2:06 2:50

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Erik Johnson
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 STL@STL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 2 25:09 1:59
Apr 8 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 23:27 0:00
Apr 6 MIN 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 22:13 3:41
Apr 4 CHI 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 1 25:38 3:47
Apr 2 MIN@MIN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 24:04 1:08
Mar 31 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 23:12 0:37
Mar 29 WAS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:18 2:14
Mar 27 CGY@CGY 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 25:02 2:22
Mar 25 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 3 23:43 1:34
Mar 23 EDM 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 20:02 3:14
Mar 21 STL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 22:43 3:24
Mar 19 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 2 21:23 0:00
Mar 18 DET@DET 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 1 20:56 1:21
Mar 15 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 4 21:29 2:22
Mar 13 ARI@ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 1 20:59 3:00
Mar 11 OTT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 20:59 4:05
Mar 9 NJD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 21:37 2:50
Mar 7 CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 22:31 0:39
Mar 5 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 21:11 1:14
Mar 4 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:21 3:50
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Mar 2 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 22:23 1:10
Feb 28 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 1 19:35 4:17
Feb 25 BUF 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 17:35 1:34
Feb 23 NAS@NAS Did Not Play
Feb 21 LOS Did Not Play
Feb 19 TAM Did Not Play
Feb 17 CAR@CAR Did Not Play
Feb 16 BUF@BUF Did Not Play
Feb 14 NJD@NJD Did Not Play
Feb 12 NYI@NYI Did Not Play
Feb 11 NYR@NYR Did Not Play
Feb 9 PIT Did Not Play
Feb 7 MON Did Not Play
Feb 4 WPG Did Not Play
Feb 1 LOS@LOS Did Not Play
Jan 31 ANA@ANA Did Not Play
Jan 25 VAN Did Not Play
Jan 23 SAN Did Not Play
Jan 21 SAN@SAN Did Not Play
Jan 19 ANA@ANA Did Not Play
Jan 17 CHI Did Not Play
Jan 14 NAS Did Not Play
Jan 12 ANA Did Not Play
Jan 6 NYI Did Not Play
Jan 4 CGY@CGY Did Not Play
Jan 2 VAN@VAN Did Not Play
Dec 31 NYR Did Not Play
Dec 29 DAL@DAL Did Not Play
Dec 27 CGY Did Not Play
Dec 23 CHI@CHI Did Not Play
Dec 22 TOR Did Not Play
Dec 20 MIN@MIN Did Not Play
Dec 18 WPG@WPG Did Not Play
Dec 16 FLA Did Not Play
Dec 14 PHI Did Not Play
Dec 11 TOR@TOR Did Not Play
Dec 10 MON@MON Did Not Play
Dec 8 BOS@BOS Did Not Play
Dec 6 NAS@NAS Did Not Play
Dec 3 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 14:30 1:49
Dec 1 CLM 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:29 2:17
Nov 29 NAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 4 19:19 0:44
Nov 26 VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 20:17 2:37
Nov 23 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 22:20 2:14
Nov 21 CLM@CLM 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 7 22:50 1:11
Nov 19 MIN@MIN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 3 24:57 2:00
Nov 17 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 27:15 1:26
Nov 15 LOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 19:09 3:18
Nov 13 BOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 21:28 0:09
Nov 11 WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 1 23:27 2:40
Nov 8 ARI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 3 5 23:08 0:12
Nov 6 STL@STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 19:26 3:39
Nov 5 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 21:45 0:39
Nov 3 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 6 22:39 2:29
Nov 1 NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 3 23:30 3:31
Oct 29 ARI@ARI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 24:45 2:19
Oct 28 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 5 23:24 2:30
Oct 22 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 24:19 1:31
Oct 20 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 2 22:20 2:18
Oct 18 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 22:04 1:15
Oct 17 PIT@PIT 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 6 1 24:28 2:35
Oct 15 DAL 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 3 20:26 2:53

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

Johnson garnered a pair of assists in Monday's 4-2 loss to Calgary.

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Johnson (leg) is finally feeling good four games into his return after a long layoff due to injury, Ron Knabenbauer of NHL.com reports.

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Johnson (leg) is expected to play Saturday's game against the Sabres, per coach Jared Bednar.

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Johnson (leg) is practicing fully and says he will be ready to play Saturday against the Sabres, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.

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Johnson (leg) continues to make progress and coach Jared Bednar hopes to see him back soon, but he's unlikely to suit up for Tuesday's contest against the Kings.

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Johnson took part in practice Monday for the first time since breaking his leg Dec. 3, the Denver Post reports.

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Johnson (leg) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

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Johnson will be out 6-8 weeks after breaking his fibula during Saturday's game against the Stars.

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Johnson sustained a leg injury during Saturday's game against the Stars and will not return.

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Johnson (illness) will be in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Predators, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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Johnson was not at practice Monday due to an illness, Terry Frei of The Denver Post reports.

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Johnson posted a goal, an assist, five shots on net and seven blocked shots through 22:50 of ice time during Monday's win over the Blue Jackets.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015-16

Injury problems plagued Johnson once again in 2014-15, limiting the 2006 No. 1 overall draft pick to just 47 games. Even though he missed more than a third of the past season with the knee ailment, Johnson enters the upcoming campaign fully healthy and looking to build on what had the makings of a career year before injury set in. Prior to going down, Johnson was among the NHL defenseman leaders with 12 goals, including three power-play tallies. It probably wasn't a fluke, either, as the 27-year-old puck mover posted 39 points in 2013-14, a mark he likely would have surpassed last season if health had permitted. Tyson Barrie emerged as the teamís top power-play unit quarterback while he was out, but Johnson is still a very dynamic offensive defenseman who shoots the puck often. If he's able to notice a little more luck on the health front, a 40-point season behind a dangerous offense that includes Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon is a realistic possibility.

2014-15

After a disastrous lockout-shortened season for Johnson -- and the Avs in general -- that resulted in just four assists in 31 games, "EJ" bounced back to post career-bests in assists (30) and plus/minus (plus-5) while tying his best marks in points (39) and shooting percentage (5.7 percent) in 2013-14. Johnson's game is about more than points, however, as the 6-foot-4 blueliner led Colorado in ice time, averaging 23 minutes per night while frequenting both special teams units. As the Avs set out to defend their Central Division crown this year, Johnson will be counted on yet again to anchor the back end as the teamís No. 1 defenseman and offer guidance to a blue line that features rising star Tyson Barrie. Despite largely failing to live up to his lofty first overall draft status from 2006, Johnson took major strides in 2013-14 and should be good for another 40 points or so on an offensively-gifted Avs team brimming with young firepower.

2013-14

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 veteran defenseman. But we're not sure he has it in him. He's a big risk for fantasy owners -- will he return to the 40-plus point level? Or will he continue his underachieving ways? A 40-plus point pace would have made him a top-25 scoring defender in 2012-13. Take a deep breath and draft him if you can get him at sleeper value.

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.