Erik Johnson Signs 4-Year Deal With Colorado Avalanche

WINNIPEG, CANADA - FEBRUARY 19: Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche shoots from the point during their NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre on February 19, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Erik Johnson has re-signed with the Colorado Avalanche for four years and approximately $15 million.

Erik Johnson will be returning to the Colorado Avalanche after he re-signed with the team on Tuesday. His current contract expired at the end of this season, and he's decided to stay with the Avs, signing a new deal worth $15 million over four years. Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman spoke about the signing on the team's website.

"Since Erik's arrival in Colorado, he has provided stability, size and an offensive presence to our blueline. At only 24 years of age, we believe that Erik will continue to grow his game and we are thrilled to have him under contract."

A former No. 1 overall pick, Johnson has been a solid performer in the NHL but has never quite lived up to his early potential. The Blues traded him at the trade deadline in February of 2011, and though Johnson could still improve significantly, the Avs are currently looking like the losers of that trade. Since the swap, Johnson and Jay McClement have been out-performed by the players they were swapped for, Kevin Shattenkirk and Chris Stewart.

For more on the Avs, head over to Mile High Hockey and SB Nation Denver.

Latest News

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.