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Edler signs six-year extension with Canucks

Friday, 01.18.2013 / 10:37 PM / News

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Edler signs six-year extension with Canucks
Defenseman Alex Edler has signed a six-year contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Friday.

Defenseman Alex Edler has signed a six-year contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Friday.

TSN reports the deal is worth $30 million.

Edler has one year remaining at $3.25 million on his current contract, according to Capgeek.com. He would have become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

The 26-year-old has played in 386 games for the Canucks, with 43 goals and 141 assists. Last season he scored a career-high 49 points (11 goals), playing 82 games for the first time.

He made his NHL debut in 2006-07.

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