Joel Edmundson
Joel Edmundson
27-Year-Old DefensemanD
Montreal Canadiens
Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 11/16/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Edmundson has always struggled to stay healthy, and this was his fourth straight season of less than 70 games (64) because of it. While the 26-year-old is solid in the defensive zone and is willing to stick up for his teammates, Edmundson lacks an offensive spark and has never topped 17 points in a campaign. There was uncertainty about his contract status with the Blues, but the two parties agreed on another one-year deal worth $3.1 million, which is a reasonable bridge to take Edmundson into unrestricted free agency. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $14 million contract with the Canadiens in September of 2020.
Inks deal with new club
DMontreal Canadiens
Undisclosed
September 16, 2020
Edmundson (undisclosed) agreed to terms on a four-year deal worth $3.5 million annually with the Canadiens on Wednesday, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Edmundson was traded to the Canadiens via the Hurricanes on Friday, as the pending unrestricted free agent found his new home for the next four seasons. The 27-year-old notched career-highs in points (20), assists (13) and goals (seven) across 68 games last season. He'll add some stability and a veteran presence on the back end that features plenty of young talent along with Shea Weber heading into the 2020-21 season.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:27
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:01
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:48
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
20:44
0:20
2:14
2018–19
19:23
0:08
2:05
2019–20
18:27
0:01
2:48
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Edmundson has impressed as a complement to captain Alex Pietrangelo on the team's top pairing, but his stat line hasn't followed. The brawny blueliner generated six goals and two helpers in the first 21 games of 2017-18, but his pace slowed as the season extended and he finished with under 20 points (17) for the third third straight season. He also upped his shot count to 124 and battled defensively with 116 hits and 150 blocked shots in 69 games. However, for three years running, Edmundson's physical play has cost him at least 13 games due to injury. With respect to cap concerns, Edmundson was given a one-year, $3 million bridge deal and will need to produce at a high level all season to get a coveted, high-dollar contract after the 2018-19 campaign.
Edmundson was relatively quiet during the 2016-17 regular season, scoring just three goals coupled with 12 assists and a plus-11 rating while averaging less than 18 minutes of ice time. Then April rolled around, and things seemed to change. He scored a goal in each of the first two playoff games, ultimately ending tied with Vladimir Tarasenko for third on the club in playoff points with six. That performance was obviously unprecedented for Edmundson at the pro level, but it makes the 24-year-old a player worth monitoring this season. Edmundson should enjoy a steady top-four role in 2017-18, and if he can carry over that playoff outburst, he might win some power-play time and thus some fantasy value in deeper formats.
Edmundson is a big, tough mutha (6-foot-5, 210 pounds) who plays with an ugly snarl. His goalies love his workman-line crease clearing; opposing forwards shudder at the thought of coming down his wing. The Blues drafted him in 2011 with an eye to him one day filling Barret Jackman's boots and his time has come. You can count on him for hits and PIM, but not much else.
Edmundson really began to emerge over the course of the 2010-11 season, becoming a top-four defender for Moose Jaw in the Western Hockey League. He can play a two-way game and the Blues are anxious to see how he develops now that he's committed to hockey and begins to see what's out there for him as a hockey player.
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Rights traded to Montreal
DMontreal Canadiens
Undisclosed
September 12, 2020
The Hurricanes traded Edmundson's (undisclosed) rights to the Canadiens on Saturday in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick.
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Unavailable for Game 5
DCarolina Hurricanes
Undisclosed
August 19, 2020
Edmundson (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup against Boston for Wednesday's Game 5.
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Ruled out Monday
DCarolina Hurricanes
Undisclosed
August 17, 2020
Edmundson (undisclosed) won't be available for Monday's Game 4 matchup with Boston, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports.
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Still sidelined
DCarolina Hurricanes
Undisclosed
August 15, 2020
Edmundson (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's Game 3 against Carolina, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
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Dealing with issue
DCarolina Hurricanes
Undisclosed
August 13, 2020
Edmundson was deemed unfit to play in Thursday's Game 2 clash with Boston, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
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