The St. Louis Blues have announced today that they have re-signed defenseman Erik Johnson to a two-year contract. The deal is reportedly worth $5.2 million. Johnson was the number one pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. While Johnson and his agent were looking for a long term contract, the Blues have said they want their young guys to earn a long term deal. I am thrilled that Johnson will be wearing the Note for the next two seasons, but I am also worried to see what kind of money it will take to re-sign him in two years. Scoring defenseman can be pricey which is why I would have liked to see a longer contract that was backloaded a bit and would pay around $2.75 million the next two years and steadily increase over a four year period. I cannot complain though, the Blues have a great defenseman for the next two years and hopefully sometime down the road Johnson will earn that long term deal from the Blues. For now though, we here at Bleedin’Blue congratulate Erik on his new contract and hope for another great season from the young defenseman.