There's a time where a hockey player goes from hoping to make a team to knowing he can make that squad.
That's the place Moose Jaw Warriors defenseman Joel Edmundson
started the 2010-11 season. By the end of it, however, he wasn't just hoping to hold onto a roster spot -- he was a key member of the team and just beginning to showcase his full skill set.
Edmundson, a 6-foot-4, 191-pound blueliner, had just 2 goals, 18 assists and 95 penalty minutes in 71 games. However, those who watched him closely are sure that's just the tip of the iceberg for Edmundson.
"He's a small-town guy that maybe didn't fully understand what is out there for him as a hockey player," Dave Hunchak, his coach in Moose Jaw this past season, told NHL.com. "In the second half he started to figure out a lot of things quick in his game. His work ethic shot up, his will to compete shot up, and he became a top-four guy on our team.