After acquiring his rights last weekend via trade from the Carolina Hurricanes for a fifth-round draft pick, the Montreal Canadiens announced on Wednesday a four-year contract with defensemen Joel Edmundson. The deal, which begins next season, is worth an AAV of $3.5 million.
Edmundson played 68 games in 2019-20 for the Carolina Hurricanes. In doing so, he recorded seven goals along with 13 assists while amassing 20 points. He also posted a +7 differential. As for the postseason, Edmundson scored one goal while also registering 72 penalty minutes.
For his career, the Manitoba native has scored 20 goals along with 52 assists. Having appeared in 337 games, this has made for a total of 72 points. Edmundson, 27-years-old, is a former member of both the Blues and the Hurricanes.
Edmundson also adds a +25 differential to his career statistics. Most recently, he helped guide St. Louis to a Stanley Cup Championship in 2018-19. During the playoffs, the left-handed shooter racked up six goals along with nine assists.
Edmundson was picked by the Blues 46th overall back in 2011. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca, the deal includes a modified no-trade clause which includes a list of 10 teams he can’t be traded to.