The Carolina Hurricanes have traded defenceman Justin Faulk and a 2020 fifth-round pick to the St. Louis Blues for blueliner Joel Edmundson, prospect Dominik Bokk, and a 2021 seventh-round pick.
St.Louis immediately inked their new defenceman to a seven-year, $45.5 million contract extension. The new contract will kick in after this coming season, and the annual value of $6.5 million will extend through 2026-2027.
“We are excited to add Justin to our core group for the next eight years,” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon. “He’s a top-4 defenceman who averages over 23 minutes a game and we are confident he will be a strong addition to our club.”
The 27-year-old has played his entire career in Carolina, most recently scoring 11 goals and adding 24 assists for the Hurricanes last season.
Faulk joins a loaded defensive corps with the defending Stanley Cup champions and will likely anchor the Blues’ second powerplay unit.
Edmundson, 26, averaged 13 points over his four seasons with the Blues. The 2011 second-round pick led St. Louis in penalty minutes last season.
Bokk was selected in the first round (25th overall) by the Blues in the 2018 draft. The 19-year old is currently playing with Rogle BK of the SHL, where he has gone scoreless over four games.