Erik Johnson

By: Dani Patrick

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Erik Johnson is a hard worker because he is a proffessional hockey player who plays in the NHL. He is #6 on the Colorado Avalanche. He plays defense and shoots right .He was the first pick of the first draft of the first round for the NHL. He was drafted by the St. Louis Blues at only age 17. That is one of my reasons he is my role model is because he is very dedicated at what he does and works very hard to accomplish all that he does. In the 2010-2011 season he was transferred from the Blues to the Colorado Avalanche.

Awards

Erik Johnson is a very dedicated hockey player. He played in the Olympic Games and won a silver medal in Vancouver in 2010. In 2007 he won a bronze in the World Junior Chamionship in Leksand Sweden. He won 2 gold medals in the 2005 and 2006 in the World Under 18 Championship. In 2006 he was awarded the Bob Johnson Award for Best American Player in international competition. In 2007 he was the Best Defenseman. In 2010 and 2011 he was invited to be in the World Championship but missed both, 2010 because of the Olympic games and 2011 due to a concussion

Childhood

Erik Johnson was born on March 21, 1988 (he is 24 years old.) He was born in Bloomington MN. He grew up playing hockey, many of his relatives played hockey and since he grew up in a state where hockey is a very popular sport.
Erik Johnson - Player Profile