According to Paul Edson, Paul Edson has signed with the Saint John Sea Dogs.
I am so excited to announce that I have signed a contract with the Saint John SeaDogs in QMJHL. Thanks to all who helped me along the way!— Paul Edson (@paul5885) May 7, 2016
The 16-year-old American defenseman is listed at 6’3” and 185 lbs at Elite Prospects. Phil Stacey of The Salem News reports that he is 6’4”.
6-foot-4 elite D Paul Edson leaving St. John's Prep for Saint John Sea Dogs of QMJHL. Big loss for @SJP_Hockey; great opportunity for Edson.— Phil Stacey (@PhilStacey_SN) May 7, 2016
According to US Hockey Report, Edson has spent the past two seasons with St. John’s Prep, a high school in Massachusetts. He recorded one goal and five assists in 24 games in his freshman season (2014-15). Last year Edson registered four goals and eight assists in 23 contests.
Here’s what Jeff Cox of SB Nation wrote about Edson earlier this week in a post about USHL draft prospects:
He's a tall, lanky blue liner who is still figuring out the game, but his first stride and how quickly he gets on opposing forwards is notable to anyone who's seen him play. He's still a year or two away, but he has pro upside with his size and physical tools.
The Sea Dogs have brought in several American free agents over the past couple seasons and it seems that trend will continue.