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Canucks Recall Defenceman Alexander Edler

Wednesday, 07.02.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Canucks Recall Defenceman Alexander Edler
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that the Canucks have recalled defenceman Alexander Edler from the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.

Edler, 20, has played in 16 games with the Canucks this season recording two points (1-1-2) and six penalty minutes. In 29 games with the Moose this season, the 6'3", 220 lbs. native of Ostersund, Sweden has recorded 17 points (4-13-17) and 14 penalty minutes.


Edler was selected by Vancouver 91st overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.


Number: 23
Position: Defence
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220 lbs
Born: Östersund, Sweden
Date: April 21, 1986

Personal
Edler played 62 games with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL in 2005-06 racking up 13 goals, 40 assists and 44 penalty minutes in his first season of Canadian junior hockey.

Edler finished fifth in scoring amongst defencemen in the WHL. In 12 post-season games with Kelowna, he ended up with three goals and five assists for eight points and 12 penalty minutes.



CAREER STATS
Regular Season Playoffs
Season Club Lea. GP G A P PIM GP G A P PIM
2001-02 Jamtland SWE 8 0 1 1 2 - - - - -
2002-03 Jamtland SWE 13 7 0 7 4 - - - - -
2003-04 Jamtland SWE-Jr. 6 0 3 3 6 - - - - -
Jamtland SWE-1 24 3 6 9 20 - - - - -
2004-05 MoDo SWE-Jr. 33 8 15 23 40 5 1 0 1 6
2005-06 Kelowna WHL 62 13 40 53 44 12 3 5 8 12