Canadian defenseman Joel Edmundson did not hesitate a single moment when his agent told him last September that the Montreal team was showing interest in his services.
The 27-year-old Monitoban liked the idea of wearing CH colors: it’s his father’s main team, Bob, and yet, the latter is currently fighting his life, especially with aggressive cancer.
“Growing up, everything in the house was in the colors of Montreal Canadians. (…) When I got a call from my agent that he was interested in Montreal, it was a clear choice, the time was right, ”he recently revealed to our colleague Louis Jean.
It’s time to be literally and figuratively close to home. Because the illness that struck the father was so frightening.
“It was a shock, because my dad died of cancer at the age of 60 and I was there too,” Bob Edmondson told Lewis. I was 60 years old in October after a period of therapy and chemotherapy.
The father had to fight cancer that lived in different places in his body.
“It’s always something that worries me, I’m definitely not willing to accept this news,” the son admitted.
Fortunately, her father has so far responded well to treatment and appears to be in good condition.
“I wonder if my time has come, I turned it down,” said the latter. So I’m going to do everything I can to make it last. ”
“I do not know how much Joel has in mind, Montreal is my favorite team, but I’m so happy he’s signed there,” he admitted.