Former River Hawk Maury Edwards Signs in Germany

Staff Photo-Florida Everblades

Staff Photo-Florida Everblades

Over the past week or so UMass Lowell has added a new Assistant Athletic Directors, extended Norm Bazin’s contract, recruited a few new commitments and seen former River Hawks sign professionally in the United States and abroad. Friday, Maury Edwards joined the club, signing with ESV Kaufbeuren of the 2nd Eishockey-Bundesliga in Germany.

Edwards has spent the 2012-13 season between the Cincinnati Cyclones and the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. With the Cyclones, the defensemen tallied two goals and five assists for seven points over 24 games. Edwards was then traded to the Everblades where he skated in 40 regular season games netting three goals and 12 assists for 15 points. Additionally, the 26-year-old scored four points on a goal and three assists in 13 playoff games for Florida.

The Rocky Rapids, AB native spent four years with the UMass Lowell River Hawks from 2007-11. While with Lowell, Edwards skated in 147 games, tallying 28 goals and 51 assists for 79 points. His best season came in 2008-09 when he netted his Hockey East career high 11 goals and 18 assists for 29 points.

Edwards was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2007-08), Hockey East First All-Star Team (2008-09) and Hockey East All-Academic Team (2009-10) while with UMass Lowell.

After he graduated, Edwards signed a try-out contract with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League where he skated in three games three games. Following those three games, the defensemen signed a professional contract with the Lake Erie Monsters and finished the final six games of the  2010-11 season with a goal and an assist.

In addition, Edwards has played for the Peoria Rivermen and Rochester Americans of the AHL.

Maury Edwards will join ESV Kaufbeuren of the DEL2 in Germany and will wear No. 23. The defensemen is expected in be in Germany in the coming weeks for the start of his new venture.

Justin Soderberg has covered the UMass Lowell River Hawks and Hockey East for over two years. Soderberg also contributes to Boston Bruins coverage for Inside Hockey. Follow him on twitter: @JMSoderberg