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Erik Johnson
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Erik Johnson  #6

Colorado Avalanche  Defenseman
NUMBER: 6 BIRTHDATE: March 21, 1988  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Bloomington, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 232 DRAFTED: STL / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)

2014 PLAYOFFS
- Leads Colorado in ice time this postseason with an average of 26:01 per game.
- Logged a team-high 30:22 of ice time and had an assist in his Stanley Cup Playoff debut on April 17 vs. Minnesota.

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON
- Led all Colorado defensemen with 39 points, tying his career high set in 2009-10 with St. Louis.
- Also led all Avs defensemen with a career-high 30 assists.
- Finished third among team blueliners in goals (9).
- Led the Avalanche in ice time at 23:00 per game.
- Was the first Avalanche player to average over 23 minutes a night since Kyle Quincey in 2009-10 (23:37).

WCHA All-Rookie Team (2007) Missed 2008-09 due to off-ice knee injury, September 16, 2008 and resulting surgery, November 20, 2008. Traded to Colorado by St. Louis with Jay McClement and St. Louis's 1st round choice (Duncan Siemens) in 2011 Entry Draft for Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Stewart and Colorado's 2nd round choice (Ty Rattie) in 2011 Entry Draft, February 19, 2011.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres