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Edmundson inked to two-year extension

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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) 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.

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