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Ian Edmondson

School

Canisius College

Position
Defenseman
Major
Finance

Classroom

Ian Edmondson has excelled in the classroom throughout his time at Canisius. A three-time Atlantic Hockey Conference All-Academic Team selection, Edmondson entered his senior season with a cumulative GPA of 3.53. He has been named to the dean’s list at Canisius College on three occasions, including Spring 2018. He is on track to receive his undergraduate degree in finance in May 2019.

Character

Edmondson was selected by his teammates to serve as team captain for the 2018-19 season after being an alternate captain on last season’s squad that posted a 19-17-2 overall record and advanced to the semifinals of the Atlantic Hockey Tournament for the fifth time in only six seasons. He serves as a liaison between the team and the coaching staff and also works closely with members of the athletic department in a variety of different roles.

Community

Edmondson is a valued member of both the Canisus and greater Buffalo communities. He serves as the Community Service Officer in the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at Canisius, helping to organize and seek out community service opportunities for student-athletes. Edmondson also runs the “Sandwich Ministry,” which is a program that provides meals to less-fortunate members of the Buffalo community on Sundays.

Last season, Edmondson helped organize an evening with members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, bringing them to campus to attend a women’s basketball game with various Canisius student-athletes and take a tour of the athletic department’s facilities and locker rooms.

Edmondson has been a part of the team’s annual Movember campaign in each of the past three seasons, helping organize the team’s overall approach to supporting the men’s health initiative with other men’s athletic programs on campus. During that time, the program raised more than $5,000 for the Movember Foundation.

Edmodnson and his teammates also have been visiting local elementary schools this season to read to and interact with local school children. The team has its sights on winning the school’s Golden Griffin Cup, which recognizes the program that completes the most hours of community service during the school year.

Competition

Edmondson has excelled as a student-athlete throughout his career at Canisius. During his first three seasons, Edmondson recorded 24 points (2g, 22a) in 90 games played. He led Canisius defensemen with 12 assists during the 2016-17 season when the program claimed its first Atlantic Hockey regular season title while chipping in 10 points on a goal and nine assists last season. During his sophomore season, he was a part of a Golden Griffins defense that ranked in the top 10 nationally in penalty kill (87.2/3rd), scoring defense (2.18/5th) and goals against (85/6th). Edmondson is willing to put his body on the line, recording more than 100 blocked shots during his career.