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Erik Johnson extension a breath of fresh air for the Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche signed Erik Johnson, the longest-tenured defenseman on the team, to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension that kicks in next year. That will make Johnson the highest-paid player on the Avalanche next season, tied with Matt Duchene, and will make him 11th-highest cap hit among defensemen across the league. "Erik is a big part of the core of this team...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche, Erik Johnson agree to 7-year contract extension

  The Colorado Avalanche have locked up Erik Johnson through the 2022-23 season, signing the defenseman to a seven-year contract extension Tuesday. Johnson scored a career-high 12 goals last season before missing the final 34 games with a knee injury. He also made his first NHL All-Star team but couldn't play due to the injury. General manager Joe Sakic says the 27-year-old is a...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Re-Sign Erik Johnson for 7 Years, $42 Million

  The Colorado Avalanche have reportedly signed star defenseman Erik Johnson to a contract extension of $42 million over 7 years, giving him an Annual Average Value of $6M. The contract makes Johnson tied for the 11th highest-paid defenseman in the NHL. Johnson was Colorado’s top defenseman last season and was on his way to a potential career-high season when a knee injury ended...
Via BSN Denver
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Colorado Avalanche on the verge of extending their best defender

One of the biggest reasons the Colorado Avalanche parted ways with Ryan O’Reilly this offseason was because they eventually needed to pay defensemen Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie. Well, one of those guys is reportedly on the verge of getting his money. The Colorado Avalanche and Erik Johnson are closing in on a long term contract extension. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September...
Via Mile High Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Playoff march starts tonight

It is do-or-die time for the Colorado Avalanche, and the first of several key match-ups is set to go tonight, when they face the Los Angeles Kings at Pepsi Center. The Avalanche have won 6 of their past 8 home games, while the Kings enter the match-up having won their past 5 games. However, for both teams, this is a must-win game. According to Terry Frei of the Denver Post, Semyon...
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: EJ proving worth

Erik Johnson has been considered by many a bust, especially compared to these two (Jordan Staal, Jonathan Toews) who were selected right behind him in 2006. Not anymore. There has long been criticism of the top choice in the 2006 NHL draft. Erik Johnson, an American defenseman, was drafted first overall by the St. Louis Blues, in front of now household names like Jonathan Toews...
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Free agency has arrived

Finally, the day is here and free agents across the NHL can begin signing with any club as of Noon ET. For the Colorado Avalanche, there are a few interesting stories to examine heading into the free agent period. PAUL STASTNY SITUATION Paul Stastny has officially become an Unrestricted Free Agent, and his potential return to Colorado is seeming to be more and more unlikely with...
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Johnson saves an empty net goal (Video)

Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson saves the game clinching empty net goal. I want to know why this wasn’t a penalty? Delay of game, I would say. Maybe not.
Via Goon's World
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Avs' Erik Johnson saves empty net goal at last second

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson racing back and made an incredible play to stop an empty net goal and save the game in the late stages of the third period during Thursday night's Western Conference playoff series opener against Minnesota.The Avalanche were down 4-3 when they pulled their goalie for an extra skater with three minutes left in regulation. With the Avalanche...
Via Holdout Sports
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Johnson Saves Game By Keeping Puck Out Of Empty Net

The Minnesota Wild were up 4-3 and had a chance to clinch the first game of the series but Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson saved the day. Johnson’s amazing hustle to keep the puck out of the net kept the Avs in the game, and allowed Paul Stastny to tie the game with 13 seconds left. [@cjzero] The post Erik Johnson Saves Game By Keeping Puck Out Of Empty Net appeared...
Via Diehardsport
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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