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Erik Johnson

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)

- 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.

- 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.
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.

— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury
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