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Blues take defenseman Johnson with No. 1 pick

Updated: June 24, 2006, 10:53 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The NHL draft turned into a showcase for hockey in Minnesota.

Bloomington native Erik Johnson became just the fifth American chosen first overall when the St. Louis Blues selected him.

Americans taken No. 1 overall NHL Draft, all-time

2006 Erik Johnson, Blues 2000 Rick DiPietro, Islanders 1995 Bryan Berard, Senators* 1988 Mike Modano, North Stars 1983 Brian Lawton, North Stars

* -- Later traded to Islanders

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