Edmundson signs 1-year contract with Blues

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(KMOX) - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that defenseman Joel Edmundson has been awarded a one-year contract worth $3.1 million at arbitration. 

Last season, he made $3 million and will the fourth highest-paid defenseman on the Blues roster this season, behind Alex Pietrangelo, Colton Parayko and Jay Bouwmeester.

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

#BreakingNewsEdmundson has been awarded a one-year contract worth $3.1 million at arbitration. The #STLBlues offered him $2.3M after Edmundson asked for $4.2M pic.twitter.com/YzgSLN1nr7

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The last unsigned restricted free agent for the Blues is forward Ivan Barbashev.  

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.

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