Erik Johnson (born March 21, 1988 in Bloomington, Minnesota) is an American ice hockey player. He most recently played for the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's hockey team as a freshman. He decided to leave after just one year to join the St. Louis Blues of the NHL who made him the first overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
He was a member of the 2007 U20 American team that won a Bronze Medal in the U20 World Championships. Johnson was named to the tournaments All-Star Team and was named the Tournaments Best Defenseman. Johnson finished the tournament with 4 goals and 6 assists for 10 points, becoming the first defenseman to lead the tournament in scoring. He attended the University of Minnesota and was signed by the St. Louis Blues on April 20th, 2007.
Played for the United States in:
- 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey U18 Championships
- 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
- 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey U18 Championships
- 2007 IIHF World Championship