Canadian secures defenseman Joel Edmundson from Carolina Hurricanes

Canadian secures defenseman Joel Edmundson from Carolina Hurricanes

Joel Edmundson (6) defeats David Pastrnak (88) of the Boston Bruins.

Share September 12, 2020 4:59 p.m. Share The Canadian gets defenseman Joel Edmundson from the Carolina Hurricanes The Canadian Press MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens have acquired defenseman Joel Edmundson from the Carolina Hurricanes, ceding in return a fifth-round pick in 2020 ( 139th overall).

A native of Brandon, Manitoba, Edmundson will become independent without compensation at the end of the playoffs.

The 27-year-old Edmundson made 68 appearances last season with the Hurricanes, scoring seven goals and 20 points.

The six-foot-four, 216-pound athlete also served 72 penalty minutes.

In five seasons in the NHL with St. Louis and the Hurricanes, Edmundson amassed 72 points, including 20 goals, in 337 regular season games.

Edmundson has 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 53 playoff games.

He helped the Blues win the Stanley Cup at the end of the 2018-2019 season.

Earlier today, CH announced that they had loaned striker Hayden Verbeek to Banska Bystrica's HC'05 of the Slovakia Extraliga for the start of the 2020-2021 season.

Verbeek is expected for training camps in Montreal and Laval for the 2020-2021 season.

In six games with the Rocket in 2019-2020, Verbeek has not collected a point. The five-foot-ten, 183-pound forward had 19 points, including five goals, in 21 games with Adirondack in the ECHL.

The 22-year-old from Kingston, Ont., Verbeek has played 54 games for Laval since his American League debut in 2018-19. He scored seven points (4-3).

Verbeek had agreed with the Canadians on the terms of a three-year entry contract on March 24, 2018.

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