Erik Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Erik Johnson on Avs missing the playoffs: ‘a lot of that falls on my shoulders’

    Denver Post "Erik Johnson's seven-year, $42 million contract extension kicks in next season, tying him up through the 2022-23 season — when the Avalanche defenseman will be 35. The deal implies that he is expected to be a top-pair, cornerstone player at the position, matching up against top lines, logging..." April 09

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    Adrian Dater @adater

    Erik Johnson getting close to a return. Alas, not tonight

  • Erik Johnson signs 7-year deal with Avalanche; has he earned it?

    Yahoo! Sports "Erik Johnson signed a seven-year contract extension with the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, worth $6 million against the salary cap annually. The biggest upshot here, of course, is that the defenseman won’t get anywhere near unrestricted free agency next summer. No lingering contract drama..." September 23

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    7 year extension for Erik Johnson in Colorado. $6 mil per year. Ltd no trade.

  • Avs nearing long-term deal with Erik Johnson

    TSN "The Colorado Avalanche are closing in on a long-term contract extension with defenceman Erik Johnson, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Johnson, 27, has played 456 career NHL games with the Avalanche and St. Louis Blues, scoring 48 goals and tallying 193 points with 301 penalty..." September 22

  • Erik Johnson, Avalanche veteran defenseman, said staying put "has to work for both sides"

    Denver Post "Veteran defenseman Erik Johnson, who can be an unrestricted free agent next July if he hasn't re-signed with the Avalanche, said Friday he won't talk about his contract situation. At least not after this. "I've maintained a very, very strong desire to stay in Colorado," Johnson said. "I really..." September 20

  • Extension talks underway between Avs, Johnson

    Pro Hockey Talk "The latest on contract negotiations between Colorado and No. 1 defenseman Erik Johnson, per the Denver Post: [Head coach Patrick] Roy said negotiations for a contract extension with Johnson, the team’s only all-star last season, have been going well, although Roy is not directly..." September 19

  • All-Star Defenseman Erik Johnson close to returning for Avalanche

    Denver Post "Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson is not traveling with the team and will miss consecutive-night, two city games beginning Thursday at the Arizona Coyotes. Colorado's only selected NHL all-star has missed the past 21 games after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in the days leading into..." March 19

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    Coach Roy: E.J. will play tomorrow. Mitchell should play as well. Varly is doing well.

  • Avs’ Johnson suspended two games for ‘violent’ Nielsen slash

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Tuesday, the National Hockey League suspended Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson two games for slashing — and breaking the hand of — Islanders forward Frans Nielsen. “After Nielsen attempts to rim the puck behind the net to a teammate, Johnson chokes up on his stick and delivers a reckless..." February 11

  • Erik Johnson out indefinitely

    Mile High Hockey "Mike Chambers just reported head coach Joe Sacco's announcement that Erik Johnson suffered a head injury in Monday night's game against the Phoenix Coyotes when he was cleanly hit into the boards by Martin Hanzal. He's been listed as "out indefinitely" and will not make the road trip that begins..." February 13

  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson can't wait to play Minnesota Wild

    Denver Post "The Avalanche's Erik Johnson is from Bloomington, Minn., and a proud former Minnesota Golden Gophers defenseman, but Sunday he sounded like a true Coloradan who believes Minnesotans think too much of themselves when it comes to hockey. Johnson, 24, said he can't wait to play the Minnesota Wild..." January 14

  • Avs' Erik Johnson performs well with a bit of a mean streak

    Denver Post "Erik Johnson played like he had a score to settle with the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. The young Avalanche defenseman was chippy but did not commit a penalty, and his mean streak was pure benefit to his team. Johnson scored a power-play goal, using his big shot from the point to..." February 13

  • Avalanche's Peter Mueller, Erik Johnson teammates as peewees too

    Denver Post "When Peter Mueller scored the first of his two goals Jan. 18 against Florida — his first goals since April 2010 — the moment awakened significant childhood memories for him and Avalanche teammate Erik Johnson. Johnson, a defenseman, assisted on the goal that completed Mueller's 18-month battle..." February 02

  • Avs' Johnson has to provide more production

    Denver Post "Erik Johnson stayed after practice for about 40 minutes Monday, spending the last few playing a game of "flip a puck into a small bucket" with Avalanche teammates Ryan O'Reilly, Brad Malone and Stefan Elliott. When the final puck found its way into the white bucket, Johnson threw his arms in the..." December 13

  • Avs should name defenseman Erik Johnson their captain

    Denver Post "After the bumpy ride on the bad ice of the worst season in Av- alanche history, a battered NHL franchise needs a strong leader to get it out of this mess. The Avs cry out for bold action. Where to start? Name defenseman Erik Johnson? the captain. One of the awesome aspects of hockey is the..." September 25

  • Erik Johnson changes workouts in expectation of big season

    Denver Post "Erik Johnson has a message for the Washington Capitals and their fans who seemed a little too gleeful at getting the Avalanche's first-round draft pick next year as part of a recent trade for goalie Semyon Varlamov: "It's not going to be a (high) pick. It's going to end up being a great trade..." August 03

  • Bruce Johnson getting a second chance

    Denver Post "In the Twin Cities suburbs, Bruce Johnson took his young son, Erik, to a nearby apartment complex with an indoor rink. It was a test to see how Erik would take to both skating and hockey, and he instantly showed passion for the game and a "Natural's" precociousness. The Johnsons' Bloomington,..." March 13

  • Johnson gets quick revenge on Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "His nickname among teammates is "Edge." And judging by his words Tuesday, it sounds like he's ready to play with an edge. Three days after the Blues sent Erik Johnson packing for the Colorado mountains, the defenseman returned to Scottrade Center for the first time as a member of the..." February 23

  • Inconsistency made Erik Johnson expendable

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When David Perron arrived on the Blues' campus, the team tossed him jersey No. 57. Upon T.J. Oshie's arrival, he received No. 74. Patrik Berglund got No. 58. Translating the numerals, they stand for, "Show us what you've got and we'll show you a number with a little more prestige." For Erik..." February 20

  • Minus 3 teeth, Johnson expected to play Friday

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues defenseman Erik Johnson was absent at practice for the second straight day today, but the club does expect him to be in the lineup Friday. Johnson lost three teeth in Monday's practice, when a deflected puck hit him in the mouth. He planned to play in Tuesday's game against Colorado,..." February 03

  • Erik Johnson loses teeth in practice

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues defenseman Erik Johnson was hit in the face by a puck in practice on Monday. He was in front of the net on a power-play drill when a deflection got him in the mouth. Johnson quickly exited the ice with trainer Ray Barile. It happened toward the end of practice and Johnson didn't return...." February 01

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