Blues take defenseman Johnson with No. 1 pick
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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