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September 16, 2020 06:33 PM
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Inks deal with new club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson (undisclosed) agreed to terms on a four-year deal worth $3.5 million annually with the Canadiens on Wednesday, Frank Seravalli of reports.

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.

September 13, 2020 02:36 AM
Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Rights traded to Montreal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Hurricanes traded Edmundson's (undisclosed) rights to the Canadiens on Saturday in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick.

Edmundson is a pending unrestricted free agent, but Montreal will be the only club that can engage in contract negotiations with the 27-year-old vet until free agency officially opens Oct. 9. The 6-foot-4 blueliner picked up 20 points while posting a plus-7 rating and averaging 18:27 of ice time in 68 regular-season appearances with Carolina this year.

August 20, 2020 03:08 AM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Unavailable for Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup against Boston for Wednesday's Game 5.

Edmundson's continued absence will mean more minutes for Sami Vatanen while Jake Gardiner avoids a potential stint in the press box. Prior to getting hurt, the 26-year-old blueliner notched one goal, 16 shots and 11 blocks in four postseason contests. With a back-to-back upcoming (if needed), Edmundson may not be available in time to play in this series.

August 17, 2020 11:44 AM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Ruled out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson (undisclosed) won't be available for Monday's Game 4 matchup with Boston, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports.

Edmundson will miss his third straight game due to his undisclosed issue. Coach Rod Brind'Amour told reporters Edmunson was closer to returning than teammate Andrei Svechnikov (leg), who is considered doubtful for the remainder of the series against the Bruins. With Edmundson on the shelf, Sami Vatanen jumped up to the second pairing with Brady Skjei and should get plenty of minutes Monday.

August 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's Game 3 against Carolina, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

Edmundson's absence won't make waves in the fantasy world due to his meager offensive production, but he's been an important player for the Hurricanes during the playoffs, averaging a whopping 23:40 of ice time while posting a plus-4 rating through Carolina's first four postseason games. The 27-year-old blueliner will be reevaluated ahead of Monday's Game 4.

August 13, 2020 08:04 PM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Dealing with issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson was deemed unfit to play in Thursday's Game 2 clash with Boston, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

The specifics regarding the absence remain unclear, as the 27-year-old has played in every Hurricanes' game since the NHL has returned. In his stead, Sami Vatanen (undisclosed) will return to the lineup with Haydn Fleury and Trevor van Riemsdyk operating as the team's third defensive pair.

August 13, 2020 04:08 AM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Opens scoring in Game 1 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson scored a goal on three shots and added five hits and four blocks in Wednesday's 4-3 double-overtime loss to Boston in Game 1.

The first-year Hurricane finished off a pretty passing play to open the scoring with just under seven minutes left in the first period, burying a one-timer from the high slot. He also tied for the team lead in both blocks and hits while logging 30:33 of ice time, giving him a productive box score all the way around. Edmundson had just 20 points in 68 regular-season games, although that point total represented a career high.

March 1, 2020 12:44 AM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: New career mark
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Canadiens.

Edmundson now has a new career high in points with 19 ( six goals, 13 assists). He delivers only occasional offense, so his fantasy value sits in hits (106).

February 14, 2020 10:12 PM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Finds twine Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson scored a goal on three shots and added two PIM in Friday's 5-2 win over the Devils.

Edmundson took a slashing minor in the third period, but redeemed himself by scoring on a breakaway after he exited the sin bin. The 26-year-old has four points, 11 hits and eight PIM in his last six outings. Edmundson has five goals, 16 points, 94 hits and 63 PIM in 57 games this season. His recent surge in offense has helped the Hurricanes offset the loss of Dougie Hamilton (lower body), but Edmundson likely won't interest fantasy owners in standard formats.

February 9, 2020 02:12 AM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Chips in with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson recorded an assist, two hits and two PIM in Saturday's 6-5 shootout win over the Golden Knights.

Edmundson has produced an assist in three of his last four games. The 26-year-old blueliner is up to 15 points, 71 shots, 91 hits, 69 blocked shots and 61 PIM through 55 appearances. He could help in deeper fantasy formats due to his solid production in non-scoring categories.

February 7, 2020 12:40 AM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Collects assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson recorded an assist, four PIM and two hits in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Coyotes.

The 26-year-old defenseman has three assists in his last seven games. Always a modest producer on offense, Edmundson has 14 points in 54 contests this season, a career-best pace. He's added 70 shots on goal, 89 hits, 68 blocked shots and 59 PIM.

February 2, 2020 06:16 PM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Finds helper in shootout win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson produced an assist and three hits in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over the Canucks.

Edmundson remains a mostly defensive player, with 13 points, 86 hits, 67 blocked shots and 55 PIM through 52 games. The 26-year-old could produce his first 20-point campaign, but he's not likely to interest fantasy owners outside of deep formats.

January 19, 2020 08:48 AM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Seeing more ice time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson notched his 12th point of the season with an assist in Friday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Ducks.

More importantly, Edmundson has been promoted to the top defensive pairing ever since Dougie Hamilton went down with a fractured fibula against the Blue Jackets on Jan. 16. Not surprisingly, Edmundson's ice time has taken a bump as a result, with an average TOI of 21:37 in the last two games, compared to his season average of 18:18. Edmundson has been a modest points producer so far this year, but that could be about to change. Keep an eye on his minutes and production, and be ready to act if a positive trend starts to develop.

January 8, 2020 03:36 PM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Marks fourth goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Flyers.

Edmundson has four goals through 43 games, doubling last year's total and putting him three tallies shy of a career high. The 26-year-old is known more for his defensive play, however, as he has started just 42.9 percent of shifts in the offensive zone this season.

December 24, 2019 03:36 PM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Lengthy scoring drought continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson failed to crack the scoresheet for the 13th time in 14 games Monday against the Maple Leafs.

Apart from a six-game, eight-point outburst in mid-November, Edmundson has been very quiet this season. In a game where his team erupted for six goals, fantasy owners were no doubt hoping for at least a secondary assist or two, but alas, it was not to be. Edmundson's fantasy value remains extremely limited given his current scoring woes.

December 9, 2019 12:20 AM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Building toward career year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson scored a goal on five shots in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Wild.

Edmundson has been a nice surprise for the Canes this season, filling a top-four role on the team's second defensive pairing opposite Brett Pesce. Now with nine points on the season, the 26-year-old blueliner could crack the 20-point plateau for the first time in his career. He has decent fantasy value in deeper formats.

November 24, 2019 06:00 PM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Sudden scoring binge
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson notched his eighth point of the season with an assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Panthers.

The amazing thing is, all eight of Edmundson's points have come in the past six games, following a brutal start to the season that saw him go 17 games without scoring a point. So what's behind this sudden scoring outburst? After a brief stint on the Cane's third defensive pairing, he's now back on the second unit with Brett Pesce where he started the season, and looks way more comfortable there. Keep in mind, however, Edmundson has never scored more than 17 points in his five-year career, so this current scoring binge probably won't last long.

November 12, 2019 02:00 PM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Unlikely offensive outburst
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson scored a goal and two assists in Monday's 8-2 win over Ottawa. He added three shots on goal and a plus-3 rating.

Wait, what? Edmundson entered the game without a single point through his first 17 games in 2019-20 and he left with his first three-point effort since Dec. 2016. Acquired from St. Louis during the preseason, the 26-year-old did not eclipse 17 points in any of his four seasons with the Blues. Needless to say, tonight's performance by Edmundson is not actionable for fantasy owners.

October 18, 2019 06:32 PM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Offense not first priority
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edmundson has zero points in his first seven games this season.

In fairness, the Canes knew they weren't getting an offensive blueliner when they acquired Edmundson from St. Louis in the Justin Faulk trade back in September. In four seasons with the Blues, the 26-year-old averaged just 13 points, but was always among the team leaders in hits and blocked shots. That trend has continued this season with the Canes, as Edmundson is currently tied for the team lead in blocked shots (18) and tied for second in hits (16). From a fantasy perspective, he may be of some use in formats that reward those peripheral stat categories.

September 24, 2019 05:20 PM
Hurricanes' Joel Edmundson: Shipped to Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Hurricanes acquired Edmundson via trade from the Blues, Tom Gulitti of reports. They sent Justin Faulk and a 2020 fifth-round pick while also receiving Dominik Bokk and a 2021 seventh-round pick.

Faulk is the headliner of this trade, but the Canes will receive a sturdy blueliner who can kill penalties. Edmundson doesn't light up the scoresheet -- he has never surpassed 17 points in a season -- but the 26-year-old dished out 128 hits and blocked 106 shots over 64 games last year. He'll likely slot in on Carolina's bottom pairing with penalty-kill upside, and he'll be a bargain in that role playing for $3.1 million AAV as a left-handed defenseman. Edmundson will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.

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