|Born:||March 21, 1988||Draft:||2006 Blues #1 Overall|
|National Team:||United States||Current Team:||Colorado Avalanche|
Erik Robert Johnson (born March 21, 1988) is an American ice hockey defenseman and alternate captain for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League (NHL). Nicknamed the “Condor”, Johnson formerly played for the St. Louis Blues, with whom he was selected with the first overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Additionally, he has represented the United States in numerous tournaments.
Johnson was drafted from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and played one season at the University of Minnesota before joining the NHL with St. Louis in 2007. During the 2010–11, he was traded to Colorado, where he has played ever since.
Erik Johnson Statistics
- Avalanche Face Tough Expansion Draft Decisions with Johnson
- Colorado Avalanche’s 3 Worst Contracts for 2020-21
- St. Louis Blues’ 2005-06 Season Was One to Forget
- NHL All-Star Game (2015 – did not play)
- World Championship Bronze Medal (2013)
- Olympic Silver Medal (2010)
- NHL YoungStars Roster (2008)
- NCAA (WCHA) All-Rookie Team (2007)
- NCAA (WCHA) Champion (2007)
- U20 WJC All-Star Team (2007)
- U20 WJC Best Defenseman (2007)
- U20 WJC Bronze Medal (2007)
- U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team USA (2007)
- U18 WJC All-Star Team (2006)
- 2x U18 WJC Gold Medal (2005, 2006)
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