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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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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

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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

Alexander Edler might be close to returning from his knee injury.

He participated in Thursday's practice with the main group and not the walking wounded, so that's a positive sign. There hasn't been much news with regard to his status. Edler hasn't played since Dec. 3.
Jan 11 - 1:15 PM

Alexander Edler (knee) skated on Monday.

There hasn't been much word on his status and it's unclear when he'll be available to return. Edler hasn't played since Dec. 3 and his 2013-14 season didn't get off to a good start with nine points and a minus-12 rating over 27 games.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 06:27:00 PM

Alexander Edler (lower body) won't play Friday and he's out indefinitely pending further evaluation.

He appeared to injure his right knee in Tuesday's game at Nashville. Edler has struggled out of the gate this season with only nine points and a minus-12 rating. His spot in the lineup will be occupied by Andrew Alberts for the time being.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 04:37:00 PM

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler is listed as day-to-day after suffering a lower-body injury in his team's 3-1 win against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Edler has nine points in 27 games with a -12 rating in 2013-14. He's missed some time lately, but because of two suspensions in the last two seasons instead of injuries.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 11:36:00 PM

Alexander Edler has the second worst plus/minus in the NHL at minus-14.

He is better than only Nail Yakupov who is a minus-16. Coach John Tortorella is not happy with his play and called him out on Saturday. He was benched for part of Saturday's game as he saw only 18:47 minutes of action his lowest total this season as his previous low was 21:46. Edler has nine points including three goals this season as his fantasy value has taken a big hit.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 08:41:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Shawn Matthias
3Brad Richardson
4Dustin Jeffrey
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Chris Higgins
4Tom Sestito
RW1Alex Burrows
2Radim Vrbata
3Jannik Hansen
4Derek Dorsett
5Linden Vey
6Zack Kassian
7Jake Virtanen
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
8Frank Corrado
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack
3Jacob Markstrom