Johnson get 4-year deal with Avs.

The Colorado Avalanche have reportedly re-signed defenseman Erik Johnson, to what’s believed a four-year, $15 million contract, for an average annual salary of $3.75 million.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: A good raise over the $2.6 million Johnson earned last season. He had 26 points in 73 games last season with a plus-minus of -7, but was the Avs best offensive blueliner, and at 24, his best years are still ahead of him. Affordable re-signing by the Avs of a blueliner they consider the future anchor of their defense corps.