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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson is a star on the site and an All Star in the NHL. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Erik Johnson was on his way to a career season. In just 47 games he’d already amassed 12 goals and 11 assists. He led all defensemen in scoring until offensive defenseman Tyson Barrie finally scored his 12th in Game 75 of the Avalanche season. Barrie did not surpass Johnson in goal scoring.
Those 12 goals were a career high for Erik Johnson.He had his first-ever multi-goal game against his former team when he scored two goals against the St. Louis Blues. (Against the Blues as a whole he earned three goals and two assists in the five-game series.)
In addition, he was taking on more responsibilities with the team, playing on both the power play and the penalty kill. In fact, he led the team in ice time the whole season. He also was taking a bigger role in the leadership of the team.