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Colorado Avalanche re-sign top scoring defenceman Erik Johnson to 4-year contract

Detroit Red Wings' Tomas Holmstrom (96), of Sweden, and Colorado Avalanche's Erik Johnson (6) battle for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

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Detroit Red Wings' Tomas Holmstrom (96), of Sweden, and Colorado Avalanche's Erik Johnson (6) battle for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

DENVER - Top-scoring defenceman Erik Johnson is staying with the Colorado Avalanche.

The team announced Tuesday that it signed the 24-year-old restricted free agent to a four-year contract. The terms weren't released.

Johnson led all Avalanche defencemen last season with 26 points in 73 games.

The Bloomington, Minn., native won a silver medal while playing with the U.S. team at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

He was drafted No. 1 overall by Saint Louis in the 2006 NHL entry draft. Colorado acquired him from Saint Louis in a trade in 2011.

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