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NHL Sunday Morning Power Rankings: Central Division Defensemen

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Apr 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson (6) hip checks Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke (24) in the first period during game two of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

5. Erik Johnson Colorado Avalanche: Erik Johnson played a key role in the SURPRISE season for the Colorado Avalanche. Johnson accumulated 9 goals, 30 assists, 39 points, and was a plus 5 rating. Johnson has a great shot, skates well, and good size. According to Hockey News, Johnson is a big minute all-round defenseman with size and upside.