Canadiens sign Edmundson to 4-year, $14M contract

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The Montreal Canadiens signed recently-acquired blue-liner Joel Edmundson to a four-year contract worth $14 million, the team announced Wednesday.

The Habs acquired Edmundson's rights from the Carolina Hurricanes last week in exchange for a fifth-round pick. His new deal features a 10-team no-trade clause, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston.

Edmundson was set to become an unrestricted free agent if a deal with the Canadiens wasn't reached. He signed a one-year, $3.1 million contract with the St. Louis Blues last summer before the reigning champions flipped him to Carolina.

The 27-year-old appeared in 68 games for the Hurricanes in 2019-20, recording 20 points, 118 hits, and 91 blocks while logging over 18 minutes per contest.

With Edmundson signed, the Canadiens have roughly $9 million in available cap space. Their top in-house priority is a new contract for restricted free agent Max Domi.

Canadiens sign Edmundson to 4-year, $14M contract
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