Former first overall pick to test free agency

Published June 22, 2023 at 2:46 PM
BY TRAVIS NEIL
     
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Erik Johnson who was drafted first overall in the 2006 Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues has decided to test the free agency market this summer.

The 35-year-old has spent the last 13 seasons apart of the Colorado Avalanche organization, he has just finished the last year of his 7 year $42 million dollar deal he signed back in 2015.


The veteran defensemen has spent 6 of the last 7 seasons as an Alternate Captain and had 8 points in 63 games this past season as well as 1 goal in 7 playoff games.

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Johnson was traded from the Blues to the Avalanche back in February 2011 along with Jay McClement and 1st round pick for Chris Stewart, Kevin Shattenkirk and a 2nd round pick.

The 16 year veteran of the league has played 920 games collecting 337 points in that span.

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