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Canadiens agree to terms on a four-year contract with Joel Edmundson

The one-way deal runs from 2020-21 to 2023-24 with a $3.5 million AAV

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / News release

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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