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Alexander Edler | Defenseman

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
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Alex Edler potted a goal and added an assist in the Canucks’ 4-2 loss to the Lightning on Saturday night.
Edler now has three points in four games. As long as he stays healthy, he should put up around 40 points this season. Chris Higgins scored the other goal. Kevin Bieksa, Nick Bonino and Daniel Sedin picked up the assists. Oct 19 - 1:22 AM

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Alex Edler looked excellent as he led the team in scoring with a goal and an assist in Thursday night's 2-1 victory over Edmonton.

He assisted on Nick Bonino's weird goal to tie it midway through the game, and then followed up the rush to score from the slot for the eventual winner four minutes later. Edler skated 21:11, including 2:40 on the powerplay and 2:50 on the kill.
Oct 3 - 3:16 AM

Alex Edler left the Canucks first exhibition game in the first period with an "upper body" injury and did not return.

Edler left less than 10 minutes into the game after taking a Sharks clearing attempt in the face. Elder was seen spitting out blood as he left the game. It's highly likely he was kept out of the game for precaution as this is the first preseason game of the year.
Sep 23 - 10:49 PM

Alex Edler had to leave the Canucks' preseason opener with the Sharks after taking a puck to the face less than 10 minutes into the first period.

The play looked harmless enough as Edler was pinching in at the point, but he was unfortunate to have a clearing attempt at close range deflect into his face. Edler was seen spitting out blood as he left the ice. He is questionable to return.
Sep 23 - 9:30 PM

The biggest problem that Alexander Edler had last season was that he was forced to move from the left side to the right.

Edler really suffered last season moving to the right side of the blueline and it showed up in his lack of points and an NHL worst minus-39 rating. The Canucks still have four left-handed shots among their top-six defensemen so Edler is certainly hoping that it's not him that has to move over. Look for Edler to get 35-40 points in 2014-15 if he gets to return to the left side.
Sep 20 - 12:20 PM

Vancouver president of hockey operations Trevor Linden said that the Canucks aren't planning to ask Alexander Edler to waive his no-trade clause.

"He's got all the tools to be a dominant No. 1 defenseman," Linden said. "He'd be the first to admit he didn't have a good year, and part of our job is to recapture the Alex Edler that we all know he can be. He has the skill-set that every team wants and we just have to get him back where he should be." He posted a mere seven goals, 22 points and an abysmal minus-39 rating in 63 games this past season.
Jun 5 - 12:56 PM

Alexander Edler is no stranger to trade rumors.

He still has five years remaining on a six-year, $30 million contract and is coming off a very disappointing season. Edler registered seven goals, 22 points and a career-low minus-39 rating in 63 games. According to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, the Red Wings are very interested in acquiring Edler.
Jun 2 - 6:44 PM

Alexander Edler was a minus-two on Saturday and is now a minus-38 on the season.

Edler is tied for the worst mark in the league with Steve Ott of the Blues who spent most of the season with Buffalo. Edler has a chance to move either way as the Canucks take on Calgary on Sunday in the final game of the season.
Apr 13 - 9:50 AM

Alexander Edler scored a power play goal on Saturday.

It was his seventh goal of the season as he now has 21 points. His fantasy value is negligible as he is still a minus-32 and that is 862nd in the NHL.
Apr 6 - 11:02 AM

Alexander Edler was minus-two on Saturday and is now at minus-32 for the season.

Edler is now tied for the second worst plus/minus in the NHL with Alex Ovechkin, just one ahead of Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers. Edler is having a dreadful fantasy season with his plus/minus but his lack of scoring as he has only six goals and 19 points in 57 games, gives him negative value in traditional pools.
Mar 30 - 8:28 AM

Alexander Edler scored a power-play goal in Vancouver's 2-0 victory on Wednesday.

Edler is now on a three-game point streak. He has six goals and 19 points in 53 games this season.
Mar 20 - 10:54 AM

Just a reminder, Alexander Edler still has to serve a two-game suspension to start the Olympic Games.

He is scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Czech Republic as a result. Edler received the ban from the International Ice Hockey Federation Disciplinary Committee for a knee-on-knee hit on Canada's Eric Staal during the 2013 World Championship.
Feb 12 - 12:07 PM

Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler will attract interest in trade talks this season, TSN's Pierre LeBrun suggests.

"It's time to retool and reset in Vancouver after all these years of contending," LeBrun says. "It's all about youth and other than the Sedin twins, I think all bets are off for almost any other player on that roster. Alexander Edler on defense will get a lot of interest probably after the Olympics. Interesting times ahead, in my opinion, in Vancouver."
Source: TSN.ca
Feb 1 - 11:58 AM

Alexander Edler will return from his knee injury on Monday night against Los Angeles.

He has been absent from Vancouver's last 16 games and his return should help bolster the team's back end. "I think some defensemen have played a lot of minutes with the injuries we have had there and it's mounted," coach John Tortorella said. "Eds will give us some minutes and we have to be a harder team to play against in the offensive zone, in their blue, forechecking and having the puck more." Edler will be looking to get back on track from a disappointing start to the year. He had nine points and a minus-12 rating in 27 games prior to getting injured.
Jan 13 - 4:45 PM

Alexander Edler (knee) could return to the Vancouver lineup on Monday.

Edler participated in a full practice on Sunday and could be back in the Canucks lineup for the first time since December 3. He is not having a good season with nine points and a minus-12 rating in 27 games but if he is on, he will be a big boost for the Canucks.
Jan 13 - 9:11 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Shawn Matthias
4Brad Richardson
5Jared McCann
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
4Tom Sestito
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Derek Dorsett
4Linden Vey
5Zack Kassian
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
8Frank Corrado
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack