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Joel Edmundson Signs A Four Year Deal With The Montreal Canadiens

added 6:39pm, Montreal release is below.

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Joel Edmundson on a one-way, four-year contract (from 2020-21 to 2023-24) with a $ 3,500,000 AAV.

Edmundson, 27, suited up for 68 games with Carolina last season, recording seven goals and 13 assists in addition to posting a +7 differential. The 6'04'' and 216 lbs left-handed defenseman also served 72 penalty minutes. He added one goal in four playoff contests with the Hurricanes this year.

In five seasons in the National Hockey League with the St. Louis Blues and the Hurricanes, Edmundson amassed 72 points (20 goals, 52 assists) in 337 regular season games while serving 320 penalty minutes and posting a + 25 differential. He has 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 53 playoff games, notably helping the St. Louis Blues hoist the Stanley Cup at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Edmundson was a second-round pick, 46th overall for the Blues in the 2011 NHL Draft. His rights were previously acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes this week in exchange for a draft pick.

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Not the kind of deal a bottom feeding team can ever come close to
making but this would have been a very reasonable and stabilizing
signing for Detroit.

HSJ posits something like:

DeKeyser - Hronek
Nemeth - Seider
Biega Lindstrom
Cholowski - Bowey

Wonder if we will sign Bowey and if Cholowski will be
traded or where he will play if not Detroit if the AHL can’t restart.

I’d assume we’re signing a veteran to reassemble term and price on D


Posted by lefty.30 on 09/16/20 at 06:53 PM ET


I cry when I look at that…. like legit.  Not that I tihnk we should add a bunch of contracts we don’t need and when I look at that, I figure, hey, it’s another #1 pick (of which we will ultimately get the #4… sigh)... but Nemeth was dissapointing to me, and Biega, when the best thing you can say about a guy is he competes… well, I think that says it all.  That top pair, while I don’t mind those guys and Hronek had developed nicely, is possibly the worst top pairing in the league.

Posted by DieByTheWing on 09/17/20 at 08:18 AM ET

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