NHL Trade: St. Louis Blues Acquire Justin Faulk From The Carolina Hurricanes

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The Carolina Hurricanes have traded defenseman Justin Faulk and a 2020 5th round pick to the St. Louis Blues for defenseman Joel Edmundson, prospect Dominik Bokk and a 2021 7th round pick.

The Blues also announced they have signed Faulk to a seven year contract extension worth $45.5 million – a $6.5 million salary-cap hit.

Andy Strickland: Salary breakdown. A full no-trade for the first five years.

$9, $9, $5.85, $7.9, $4.75, $4.5, $4.5

“We are excited to add Justin to our core group for the next eight years,” Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong said. “He’s a Top-4 defenseman who averages over 23 minutes a game and we are confident he will be a strong addition to our club.”

The 27-year old Faulk was drafted 37th overall in the 2nd round of the 2010 draft by the Hurricanes. He carries a $4.83 million cap hit this season.

The 26-year old Edmundson was drafted 46th overall in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft by the Blues. He carries a $3.1 million cap hit.

The 19-year old Bokk was drafted 25th overall in the 1st round of the 2018 draft by the Blues.

Thoughts from the media

Brian Bartlett: “For @StLouisBlues fans unfamiliar with @JustinFaulk27, over the last 5 seasons, among NHL defensemen, he ranks:

7th in Goals
4th in PP Goals
4th in GW Goals
25th in Points
25th in TOI/GP
21st in ESTOI/GP
11th in SAT% (200+GP)”

Andy Strickland: “Should contribute on PP and provide another puck move from the back end”

Cory Lavalette: “As for Edmundson, whom we all know a bit better than Bokk, he’s the big, physical D Carolina has lacked in recent years.”

Sean Tierney: “CAR gets cheaper and acquires a prospect too. STL gets the better defenseman but they also had to pony up a long-term deal for a 27 y.o. I’m not sure I prefer either side here.”

Mark Scheig: “I hope fans understand that the Carolina Hurricanes are on the verge of being a legit NHL powerhouse. They’re young, fast and loaded.”

J.D. Burke: “So… Carolina is totally going to flip Joel Edmundson for more futures, right?”

Neal McHale: “Pietrangelo, Parayko, Faulk are all right-shooting D with offensive elements to their game. That’s a nice luxury to have”

Will Scouch: “A fine add for St. Louis. The extension expires when Faulk is 35, but is future problem. Bokk is a really nice pickup for Carolina and they can bring him along nice and slow with their already ridiculous cupboard. Edmundson slots in better than Faulk would’ve, I’d think.”

Tony Ferrari: “The Blues add to their blueline and I’m not sure it’s a good thing. Giving up Bokk to upgrade from Edmundson to Faulk doesn’t seem worth it to be honest. And the extension is… good for Faulk. Canes doing good work as usual.”

J.D. Burke: “The rich get richer. Dominik Bokk, a former first-round pick, has high-end puck skill and can finish. I’m not sure if he’s a game-breaking, blue-chip prospect with first-line upside, but middle-six seems feasible.”

Tom Dorsa: @jimmyhamrin on Bokk – McKeens Hockey: “ still has much to improve in his all-around game, but his pure skills are elite. His puck handling and creativity on the power play stand out. He has the offensive tools needed out of a top line forward in the NHL,”

Justin Faulk

Joel Edmundson

Dominik Bokk

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