Joel Edmundson

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Joel Edmundson
Joel Edmundson 2017-10-04.jpg
Edmundson with the Blues in 2017
Born (1993-06-28) June 28, 1993 (age 26)
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team St. Louis Blues
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 46th overall, 2011
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2013–present

Joel Edmundson (born June 28, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected in the second round, 46th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Edmundson won the Stanley Cup in 2019 with the Blues.

Playing career[edit]

Edmundson was chosen in the sixth round, 121st overall, of the 2008 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft by the Moose Jaw Warriors. In his WHL rookie season, Edmundson played in 71 games for the Warriors. He scored 2 goals and added 18 assists for 20 points while adding on 95 penalty minutes. He later played for the Kamloops Blazers. In March 2013, Edmundson signed an entry-level contract with the St. Louis Blues. He played the following two seasons for the Blues' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.[1]

In October 2015, it was announced that Edmundson had made the opening night roster of the St. Louis Blues for the 2015–16 season.[2][3] He scored his first career NHL goal on March 25, 2016, against the Vancouver Canucks.[4]

Edmundson won the 2019 Stanley Cup Final with the Blues, St. Louis' first Stanley Cup in their 52-year franchise history.

International play[edit]

On April 12, 2018, Edmundson was named to Canada's senior team to compete at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[5] After missing the first game of the tournament due to a groin injury, Edmundson scored three points in Canada's 10–0 win over South Korea on May 6, 2018.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Brandon Wheat Kings MMHL 41 5 18 23 58 6 2 4 6 4
2009–10 Brandon Wheat Kings MMHL 44 10 25 35 54 7 0 5 5 10
2009–10 Dauphin Kings MJHL 1 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 71 2 18 20 95 6 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 56 4 19 23 91 14 3 2 5 12
2012–13 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 29 2 6 8 70
2012–13 Kamloops Blazers WHL 34 7 10 17 71 15 3 5 8 29
2013–14 Chicago Wolves AHL 64 4 4 8 108 5 0 0 0 16
2014–15 Chicago Wolves AHL 30 4 8 12 49 5 2 0 2 2
2015–16 Chicago Wolves AHL 6 0 0 0 15
2015–16 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 1 8 9 63 16 1 0 1 8
2016–17 St. Louis Blues NHL 69 3 12 15 60 11 3 3 6 14
2017–18 St. Louis Blues NHL 69 7 10 17 57
2018–19 St. Louis Blues NHL 64 2 9 11 68 22 1 6 7 10
NHL totals 269 13 39 52 248 49 5 9 14 32

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2018 Canada WC 4th 9 1 3 4 12
Senior totals 9 1 3 4 12

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
NHL
Stanley Cup (St. Louis Blues) 2019 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue sign Joel Edmundson to entry-level contract". St. Louis Blues. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-29.
  2. ^ "Blues sign Upshall, keep Edmundson, Parayko". STLtoday. 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
  3. ^ "Edmundson, Parayko will make NHL debuts together". STLtoday. 2015-10-08. Retrieved 2015-10-08.
  4. ^ Korac, Louie (March 25, 2016). "Blues blank Canucks to clinch playoff berth". NHL.com. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "HOCKEY CANADA NAMES FIRST 18 PLAYERS TO 2018 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ROSTER". hockeycanada.ca. April 12, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Thomas, Jim (May 6, 2018). "Three Blues score goals in Canada's 10-0 rout of Korea". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  7. ^ "Blues win cup for first time, defeat Bruins in Game 7 of final". National Hockey League. June 12, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.

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