Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Erik Johnson
Erik Johnson was born March 21, 1988 in Bloomington, Minnesota. The first overall selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Johnson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

After leading the Minnesota Golden Gophers to the WCHA Final Five Championships in 2006-07, Johnson made the leap into the NHL in 2007-08 with the St. Louis Blues. As a member of the Blues, Johnson appeared in 69 regular season games and ranked eleventh among all NHL rookies with 33 points. He also represented his club in the 2008 NHL YoungStars Game in Atlanta.

On the international stage, Johnson has represented his homeland at the both the World Junior Championships, and the World Hockey Championships.

Erik missed entire 2008-09 season recovering from a knee injury suffered on September 16, 2008 at a St. Louis Blues golf tournament.

In 2009-10, Erik would be back on the ice and solidify himself as a cornerstone on the Blues blueline, providing uncompromising two-way play. For his efforts he was selected to be part of the US Olympic team that brought home the silver medal in a thrilling overtime final at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

On February 19, 2011, Johnson's time in St. Louis would come to an end. He was traded to the Colorado Avalanche along with Jay McClement in exchange for Chris Stewart and Kevin Shattenkirk.

Johnson would record nine goals and add 30 assists for the Avalanche during the 2013-14 season, for a career-best 39 points. The following season, he would set a new career high in goals with 12, while appearing in just 47 games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 Academy of Holy Angels Stars High-MN 31 13 21 34
2004-05 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 26 5 9 14 14
2004-05 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 31 6 6 12 12 0
2004-05 United States WJ18-A 6 0 0 0 0 +4
2005-06 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 36 12 22 34 78
2005-06 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 11 4 11 15 10
2005-06 United States WJC-A 7 1 3 4 18 0
2005-06 United States WJ18-A 6 4 6 10 27 +6
2006-07 University of Minnesota WCHA 41 4 20 24 50
2006-07 United States WJC-A 7 4 6 10 16 +3
2006-07 United States WJC-A 7 1 3 4 181 0
2006-07 United States WC-A 7 0 2 2 4 +2
2007-08 St. Louis Blues NHL 69 5 28 33 28 -9
2007-08 Peoria Rivermen AHL 1 0 0 0 2 +1
2008-09 St. Louis Blues NHL
2009-10 St. Louis Blues NHL 79 10 29 39 79 +1
2009-10 United States Olympics 6 1 0 1 4 +3
2010-11 St. Louis Blues NHL 55 5 14 19 37 -8
2010-11 Colorado Avalanche NHL 22 3 7 10 19 -5
2011-12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 73 4 22 26 26 -7
2012-13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 31 0 4 4 18 -3
2012-13 United States WC-A 10 2 2 4 20 +5
2013-14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 80 9 30 39 61 +5 7 1 1 2 2
2014-15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 47 12 11 23 33 +2
2015-16 Colorado Avalanche NHL 73 11 16 27 50 -19
2016-17 Colorado Avalanche NHL 46 2 15 17 9 -6
NHL Totals 575 61 176 237 360 7 1 1 2 2


WCHA All-Rookie Team (2007) Missed 2008-09 due to off-ice knee injury, September 16, 2008. Traded to Colorado by St. Louis with Jay McClement and St. Louis' 1st round pick (Duncan Siemens) in 2011 NHL Draft for Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Stewart and Colorado's 2nd round pick (Ty Rattie) in 2011 NHL Draft, February 18, 2011.
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