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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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Alexander Edler played a game-high 28:53 in Wednesday's 2-0 loss to Dallas.
The Canucks leaned heavily on Edler, but he finished the game with a minus-2 rating (Dallas' second goal was scored into an empty net). The 28-year-old also played big minutes on special teams. He logged 6:05 of ice time on the power play and 2:33 shorthanded. Edler has three goals and nine points in 31 games this season. Dec 18 - 1:04 AM

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Alexander Edler is a plus-five this season.

For all the poolies who resisted taking him after his NHL worst minus-39 rating in 2013-14, the blueliner has come back with a vengeance this season and has three goals and eight points in 23 games. While he has had a couple of 40-plus point seasons in his career, he should get 30-35 this season if he remains healthy.
Nov 29 - 11:10 AM

Alexander Edler scored a goal in Vancouver's 3-2 win over San Jose.

Edler is on a modest three-game point streak. He has three goals and seven points in 14 games in 2014-15.
Nov 7 - 10:57 AM

Alexander Edler scored Vancouver's only goal in their 3-1 loss to Nashville on Sunday.

Edler opened the scoring on the power play, but the Predators followed that up by scoring three unanswered goals in the game. The 28-year-old is an important part of the Canucks' blue line. He now has two goals and five points and is a plus-4 so far this season.
Nov 3 - 12:17 AM

Alexander Edler is a plus-two this season after being a league-worst minus-39 in 2013-14.

Edler was plus-two on Friday in a 7-3 loss to Colorado and picked up an assist to give him three helpers and four points in seven games. It looks like Edler has turned the corner and has once again become a fantasy asset.
Oct 25 - 10:39 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Henrik Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Shawn Matthias
4Bo Horvat
5Brad Richardson
6Jared 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
8Alex Biega
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack