Joel Edmundson lived out a lifelong dream and made his mom cry in the process.
The Carolina Hurricanes defenseman's mom Lois shed tears of pride and joy after Edmundson received his Stanley Cup ring before Carolina's game against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
Edmundson spent his first four seasons with St. Louis, helping the Blues win the Cup in 2019. The Blues flew Lois and husband Bob to watch Joel receive his hardware, and they beamed as he received his ring from Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo, forwards Vladimir Tarasenko and Alex Steen and general manager Doug Armstrong.
"It's a first-class move by all the guys here," Edmundson told the Blues website before the game. "They treated me well the whole time in St. Louis, so for them to fly [his parents in], it's really special. My parents are really thankful for that."
Edmundson was the last player from the 2019 championship team to receive his jewelry, since the Hurricanes make only one trip to St. Louis each season. He was flooded with good feelings being back in St. Louis.
"Just driving through downtown, going down Market Street brings back good memories," he said. "Seeing everyone that works in the organization, I definitely miss it."