The Straubing Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in Germany have signed defenseman Maury Edwards to a two-year contract extension.
Edwards is in his first season with the Tigers after spending the prior two seasons in DEL2. This year, the d-man has 29 points (9g, 20a) with 65 penalty minutes over 49 games. Edwards has added five points (3g, 2a) over seven postseason games this year.
The Rocky Rapids, Alberta native spent the past two seasons prior to his time with Straubing with the Ravensburg Towerstars and ESV Kaufbeuren in 2013-14 and 2014-15 respectively. Over his two seasons in the DEL2, Edwards tallied 91 points (31g, 60a) in 103 games.
Before taking his talents overseas, Edwards spent time in the American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL in North America. He suited up for the Providence Bruins, Lake Erie Monsters, Peoria Rivermen, and the Rochester Americans at the AHL level and Cincinnati Cyclones and Florida Everblades at the ECHL level.
Prior to turning pro, Edwards spent four years with the UMass Lowell River Hawks during his collegiate career. In 147 NCAA games, Edwards notched 28 goals and 51 assists for 79 points from 2007-2011. The defenseman spent his senior year serving as the River Hawks’ alternate captain.
The Tigers play their home games at Eisstadion am Pulverturm in Straubing, Germany. The arena seats nearly 6,000 for hockey contests.