Blues sign D Erik Johnson to two-year, $5.2M extension

TSN.ca Staff
8/2/2010 11:53:55 AM
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The St. Louis Blues signed defenceman Erik Johnson on Monday to a two-year contract extension worth $5.2 million.

He is the last of the Blues' restricted free agents to re-sign with the team.

The 22-year-old was not allowed to receive offer sheets because he missed the entire 2008-09 season with a knee injury. The defenceman was the first overall pick in the 2006 draft, and during his two seasons with the Blues, has tallied 15 goals and 57 assists in 148 games.

"We're excited that we have reached a deal with Erik and now we can put our focus on the upcoming season,” said Blues general manager Doug Armstrong in a press release. "Erik is a key contributor to the group and we are confident he will build on the success he had in the 2009-10 season.”

"I could not be more grateful and appreciative to sign an extension in St. Louis," said Johnson in a press release. "I'm absolutely thrilled about where this team is headed and it remains my ultimate goal to bring a Stanley Cup to the city of St. Louis in the near future."

The native of Bloomington, Minnesota also won a silver medal with Team USA at the Vancouver Olympics.

Erik Johnson (Photo: Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)


(Photo: Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)
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