Canucks sign defenceman Alex Edler to a four-year extension

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Canucks sign defenceman Alex Edler to a four-year extension
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Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the club has signed defenceman Alex Edler to a four-year contract extension through the 2012-13 NHL season. Edler enters his third season as a Vancouver Canuck.

"Alex is a gifted puck-moving defenceman who sees the ice extremely well for such a young player," said Mike Gillis. "He has made great strides in his career and we look forward to further growth and development in his game."

Edler, 22, played 75 games for Vancouver last season and had a career year recording 20 points (8-12-20) and 42 penalty minutes, finishing third in scoring by Canucks defencemen behind Sami Salo and Mattias Ohlund. In 97 career NHL games, Edler has recorded 23 points (9-14-23) and 48 penalty minutes.

Edler played for Team Sweden at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Vancouver and represented the Canucks last season at the 2008 All-Star Game dressing for the NHL Young Stars Game in Atlanta.

The 6’3”, 217 lbs. native of Ostersund, Sweden, was selected by Vancouver 91st overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2001-2002 Jamtland  Exhib.   8 0 1 1   2          
2002-2003 Jamtland  Exhib.   8 2 1 3   0          
2003-2004 Jamtland Jr.  Swe-Jr.   6 0 3 3   6          
2003-2004 Jamtland  Sweden-3   24 3 6 9   20          
2004-2005 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Jr.  Swe-Jr.   33 8 15 23   40          
2005-2006 Kelowna Rockets  WHL   62 13 40 53 21 44 5 1      
2005-2006 Sweden  WJC-A   6 0 1 1   6          
2006-2007 Canucks   22 1 2 3 3 6 0 0 0 10 10.0
2006-2007 Manitoba Moose  AHL   49 5 21 26   28          
2007-2008 Canucks   75 8 12 20 6 42 4 0 0 124 6.5
2007-2008 Manitoba Moose  AHL   2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0      
2007-2008 Sweden  WC-A   8 1 2 3   12          
2008-2009 Canucks   1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
NHL Totals:   98 9 14 23 11 48 4 0 0 135 6.7
 
Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2004-2005 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Jr.  Swe-Jr.   5 1 0 1 0 6         0.0
2005-2006 Kelowna Rockets  WHL   12 3 5 8 7 12 1 0      
2006-2007 Canucks   3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
2006-2007 Manitoba Moose  AHL   8 0 0 0 0 2          
2007-2008 Manitoba Moose  AHL                        
2007-2008 Sweden  WC-A           0         0 0.0
NHL Totals:   3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0