Blues’ Edmundson gets one-year, $3.1 million deal at arbitration


ST. LOUIS – We knew Joel Edmundson would be signing a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues. What we didn’t know was its value.

We know now. The Blues announced Tuesday that the defenseman has been awarded a one-year contract worth $3.1 million at arbitration.

“We are happy to have Joel under contract for next season,” general manager Doug Armstrong said. “He is an important part of our defensive unit and we are looking forward to another successful year.”

Edmundson, 26, appeared in 64 regular-season games with the Blues last season, recording 11 points (two goals, nine assists) and 68 penalty minutes.  The 6’4, 215-pound defenseman also posted seven points (one goal, six assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 22 postseason games, helping the Blues capture the 2019 Stanley Cup.

A native of Brandon, Manitoba, Edmundson was originally drafted by the Blues in the second round, 46th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.  In four NHL seasons, he has totaled 52 points (13 goals, 39 assists) and 248 penalty minutes in 269 regular-season games.

Source: Fox Sports

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