— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) February 26, 2023
Johnson, 36, signed a one-year deal with the Blackhawks last offseason for $950,000 after his one season with the Avalanche ended with a Stanley Cup victory. The veteran defenceman has four points, all assists, in 58 games with the Blackhawks this season.
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) February 26, 2023
For an Avalanche team that’s lost Cale Makar and Erik Johnson to the injured reserve in the last few weeks, an addition like Johnson is a welcomed bit of defensive depth for a team that could sorely use it. He is, after all, a Stanley Cup champion.
Englund, meanwhile, is a 27-year-old depth defenceman with 69 games experience across parts of five NHL seasons. He’s playing on a one year deal worth $750,000.