St. Louis Blues' Joel Edmundson celebrates after scoring during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks Friday, March 25, 2016, in St. Louis. The Blues won 4-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
The Blues and rookie defenseman Joel Edmundson have agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $2.1 million, the team announced Friday afternoon.
Edmundson, 22, will earn $1.05 million in each of the two seasons and will be locked up through the 2017-18 campaign.
The extension is the first for Edmundson, who has one goal, nine points in 66 games this season, his first as an NHL defenseman. He was set to become a restricted free agent in the summer after his entry-level contract expired.
Edmundson was the Blues’ 2011 second-round draft selection (46th overall). The young and feisty defender has set a Blues rookie record with 162 hits and is one of three rookies currently on the team’s roster.