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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
56-19-7 119
53-22-7 113
49-22-11 109
46-30-6 98
45-30-7 97
39-32-11 89
28-42-12 68
25-50-7 57

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 17 25 22 17:17 24
Post Season 4 5 10 17:01 4

Top Erik Johnson News

  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Picks up assist

    Johnson provided an assist, two shots on goal and six hits in Friday's 3-2 win over the Blues in Game 6.

    Johnson had the secondary helper on Darren Helm's series-clinching tally in the dying seconds of the third period. After a quiet start in the second round, Johnson picked up a goal and an assist in the last three games of the series. The 34-year-old blueliner is up to five points, 39 hits, 21 shots on net, 15 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating in 10 postseason outings. He'll continue to serve in a second-pairing role as a mostly defensive presence.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Nets equalizer in Game 4

    Johnson scored a goal on four shots, added three hits, blocked two shots and logged two PIM in Monday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 4.

    The Avalanche were kept quiet by Ville Husso and the Blues in the first period, but Johnson got them on the board just 2:44 into the second. The 34-year-old's goal was his first point in the second round, and he's up to four points in eight playoff outings overall. He's added 15 shots on net, 32 hits, 10 blocked shots and a plus-8 rating. With Samuel Girard (chest) out for the rest of the postseason, Johnson should see an increased defensive role going forward.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Adds helper Monday

    Johnson provided an assist, three shots on goal, two hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 5-3 win over the Predators in Game 4.

    Johnson finished the first round with three assists in four games. The 34-year-old defenseman has been the preferred sixth defenseman over Jack Johnson and Kurtis MacDermid with Ryan Murray (hand) still out. In the postseason, Johnson has added 17 hits, six blocked shots and a plus-6 rating.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Supplies assist in win

    Johnson posted an assist, five hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 2-1 overtime win over the Predators.

    Johnson assisted on Nathan MacKinnon's opening tally 5:25 into the game. This snapped Johnson's three-game point drought. The 34-year-old defenseman has held onto a third-pairing role to begin the playoffs, but he could be at risk of losing his place in the lineup once Ryan Murray (hand) is available to play.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Tallies on rebound

    Johnson scored a goal on three shots, added three hits and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Blues.

    J.T. Compher couldn't get a shot to go in, but Johnson trailed the play and buried the rebound. The 34-year-old defenseman has a goal and an assist in two games since he returned from a lower-body injury. He's at eight goals, 25 points, 136 shots on net, 160 hits, 128 blocked shots and a plus-22 rating in 75 outings.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Logs assist in return

    Johnson had an assist, three shots on net, two hits and three blocked shots in Sunday's 4-1 loss to Jets.

    Johnson logged an assist in his return to the lineup after missing four games due to a lower-body injury. While multiple Winnipeg bodies paid attention to Johnson's zone entry, the defenseman slipped a backhanded pass to an open J.T. Compher for Colorado's lone goal. Unfortunately, Johnson's return wasn't enough to prevent the Avalanche's fourth consecutive loss. The Avs are still without Gabriel Landeskog (knee), Mikko Rantanen (illness) and Devon Toews (undisclosed).

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Returning to lineup Sunday

    Johnson (lower body) will suit up Sunday against the Jets, AJ Haefele of DNVR Avalanche reports.

    Johnson will return to game action for the first time since April 14, bumping Kurtis MacDermid out of the lineup. In 73 appearances this season, Johnson has seven goals and 16 assists.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Dealing with LBI

    Johnson is dealing with a lower-body injury, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports. "E.J. is still dealing with a lower body [injury]," Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar said.

    Johnson sat out games Saturday and Monday with what had been described as an undisclosed injury. The Avalanche may be overly cautious with the 34-year-old blueliner in preparation for what they expect will be a deep playoff run.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Out with undisclosed injury

    Johnson won't be in the lineup versus Washington on Monday after sustaining an undisclosed injury, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    Johnson didn't play against Carolina on Saturday due to his undisclosed injury, though it appears to be more of a precautionary, pre-playoff decision to rest the blueliner. With Devon Toews (undisclosed) also on the shelf, Kurtis MacDermid and Jack Johnson will likely comprise the third pairing for Monday's matchup.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Draws helper Wednesday

    Johnson logged an assist, went plus-3, fired two shots on goal and added two PIM in Wednesday's 9-3 win over the Kings.

    Johnson has chipped in a goal and five assists in his last eight appearances. He set up Nicolas Aube-Kubel for the opening tally just 2:54 into Wednesday's blowout win. Johnson has enjoyed a bounce-back year on offense with 23 points in 72 outings, and he's added 129 shots on net, 151 hits, 121 blocked shots and a plus-24 rating in a bottom-four role.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Scores in Friday's victory

    Johnson scored a goal on three shots, levied three hits and blocked two shots in Friday's 5-4 overtime win over the Jets.

    Alex Newhook found Johnson for a second-period tally that put the Avalanche ahead 3-2. Johnson hadn't scored since March 1 versus the Islanders, and he had just a pair of two-assist games in that span. The veteran defenseman has been solid in a bottom-four role this season, logging 22 points, 127 shots on net, 151 hits, 120 blocked shots and a plus-21 rating in 71 outings.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Collects two assists

    Johnson produced two assists, fired two shots on goal, blocked a pair of shots and went plus-2 in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.

    Deuces were wild on Johnson's stat line in his second multi-assist effort in his last four outings. The defenseman helped out on goals by Alex Newhook and Andre Burakovsky. Johnson reached the 20-point mark for the first time since 2018-19 -- he's got six goals, 15 assists, 123 shots on net, 144 hits, 115 blocked shots and a plus-19 rating through 68 contests. His well-rounded numbers could carry some value in deeper fantasy formats, especially if he stays warm through April.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Provides pair of helpers

    Johnson notched two assists, three shots on goal, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 6-3 win over the Flyers.

    Johnson helped out on first-period tallies by Nazem Kadri and Mikko Rantanen as the Avalanche quickly took control of the game. This ended a 10-game drought for Johnson, who been bumped down the depth chart after Colorado acquired Josh Manson from Anaheim. Johnson is at 19 points, 118 shots on net, 138 hits, 108 blocked shots and a plus-17 rating in 65 appearances -- he's on track to play in every game for the first time in his career.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Comes up empty in shutout

    Johnson fired four shots and made six hits in a 2-0 loss to the Hurricanes on Thursday.

    Despite the loss, Johnson's performance Thursday was notable, as the four shots were his most since Dec. 14 against the Rangers. Plus, the defenseman had put up six or more hits in just two other outings this season.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Fills empty cage

    Johnson scored an empty-net goal on two shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Islanders.

    Johnson's tally sealed the win for the Avalanche, and it also snapped his eight-game point drought. The 33-year-old defenseman now has 17 points, 98 shots on net, 119 hits, 91 blocked shots and a plus-19 rating through 54 contests. He'll continue to provide a physical presence in a bottom-four role.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Garners helper

    Johnson posted an assist, six blocked shots and two hits in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Lightning.

    The assist ended a 14-game point drought for Johnson, though he salvaged some fantasy value with 36 hits and 24 blocked shots while his offense was cold. The 33-year-old blueliner isn't one to put up many points in general. He's been solid with five goals, 11 helpers, 83 shots on net, a plus-17 rating, 101 hits and 80 blocks in 45 outings this season, mainly playing in a bottom-four role.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Delivers pain in win

    Johnson delivered seven hits in a 4-1 win over the Kings on Thursday.

    Johnson also blocked five shots. The defenseman has not scored a goal since Jan. 4 against Chicago, but he has contributed 27 hits in eight games since.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Throws up another two-point game

    Johnson had two assists, one on the power play, two hits and a blocked shot in Thursday's 7-1 win over Winnipeg.

    Johnson had assists on Colorado's first and last goals by Nazem Kadri and Bowen Byram, respectively. The defenseman registered his second straight multi-point game following a two-goal uprising in Tuesday's win over the Blackhawks. Johnson has 15 points through 30 games while skating to a plus-18.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Two tallies in OT win

    Johnson scored two goals on five shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blackhawks. He added three hits, a blocked shot and two PIM over 12:58 of ice time.

    Johnson opened the scoring with a wrister that Marc-Andre Fleury didn't see until it clanged off the post to his right side. The defenseman's second goal tied the game in the third period and sent the game into overtime. It was another big game for the Avalanche blueliners, who stepped up for three of the team's four goals. Johnson's up to five goals and eight assists through 29 games.

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  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson: On modest three-game point streak

    Johnson recorded an assist, two hits, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 7-3 win over the Red Wings.

    Johnson has a goal and three helpers in his last three contests, though the Avalanche have racked up 21 goals in that span. The 33-year-old is still making a noticeable contribution on offense. He's up to 11 points, 47 shots on net, 50 hits, 38 blocked shots and a plus-14 rating through 24 games. He hasn't scored at that kind of pace since 2014-15.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Bloomington, MN
Age: 34
Experience: 14
Shoots: Right