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Vancouver Canucks Re-Sign Defenceman Alex Edler

...veteran defenceman returns for two more seasons

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today the club has re-signed defenceman Alex Edler to a two-year contract extension at an average annual value of $6 million.

"Alex is important to our team and has played as the cornerstone of our defence throughout his career," said Benning. "He's a leader with tremendous experience, plays important minutes and contributes to every part of our team game. We're very pleased for Alex and his family that he'll continue his career as a Vancouver Canuck."

Edler, 33, recorded 34 points (10-24-34) in 56 games during the 2018.19 season. In 13 NHL seasons, all as a Vancouver Canuck, Edler's 368 points (94-274-368) rank first among defencemen and 17th all-time. He also ranks first among defencemen in power-play points (170), is 7th all-time in games played (814), 8th in assists (274) and 14th in all-time playoff scoring (8-23-31) in 65 postseason games.

Edler participated in the NHL All-Star Game in 2012 and was twice voted best defencemen by Canucks fans, winning the Walter Babe Pratt Award in 2018 and 2012.

A native of Ostersund, Sweden, Edler has represented his country at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games (silver), World Championships (2017 & 2013 gold) and 2006 World Junior Championships.

Edler was originally selected by Vancouver in the third round, 91st overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

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