NHL PLAYER, Joel Edmundson
Born Jun 28, 1993 -- Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Selected by St. Louis Blues round 2 #46 overall 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Joel Edmundson (born June 28, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). Edmundson was chosen in the sixth round, 121st overall, of the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft by the Moose Jaw Warriors. In his WHL rookie season, Edmundson played in 71 games for the Warriors. He scored 2 goals and added 18 assists for 20 points while adding on 95 penalty minutes. He later played for the Kamloops Blazers. In March 2013, Edmundson signed an entry-level contract with the Blues. He played the following two seasons for the Blues' American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.
In October 2015, it was announced that Edmundson had made the opening night roster of the St. Louis Blues for the 2015–16 NHL season. He scored his first career NHL goal on March 25, 2016, against the Vancouver Canucks.
On April 12, 2018, Edmundson was named to Team Canada's senior team to compete at the 2018 IIHF World Championship. After missing the first game of the tournament due to a groin injury, Edmundson scored three points in Canada's 10–0 win over South Korea on May 6, 2018.
Edmunson traded to Hurricanes September 25, 2019
Joel Edmunson found a new home on Tuesday, after the St. Louis Blues traded the 26-year-old defenseman to the Carolina Hurricanes in a multi-player deal. Selected 46th overall by the Blues in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the big-bodied blue liner was an integral contributor to the Blues’ recent Stanley Cup run, registering 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) in 22 games played.
For more on Edmunson, check out the nhl.com story here.
Edmundson signs one-year deal with Blues August 06, 2019
Joel Edmundson and the St. Louis Blues came to terms on a new, one-year contract on Tuesday. The 26-year-old defenseman played a big role in the Blues’ Stanley Cup run, tallying 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) in 22 playoff games.
For more on Edmundson, check out the nhl.com post here.