Canucks Re-Assign Defenceman Alex Edler

Wednesday, 10.10.2007 / 2:53 PM / News
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Canucks Re-Assign Defenceman Alex Edler

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that defenceman Alexander Edler has been re-assigned to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.

Edler, 21, played in five pre-season games for the Canucks in 2007. He recorded three points (2-1-3) and six penalty minutes.

In 2006-07, Edler split the season between the Vancouver Canucks and Manitoba Moose. In 22 NHL games, Edler recorded one goal and two assists. The Ostersund, Sweden native recorded 26 points (5-21-26) and 28 penalty minutes in 49 games for the Moose.

Edler was originally drafted by the Vancouver Canucks, 91st overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.


Notes: 2007 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS Played in his first career playoff game, Apr. 25/07 @ ANA Recalled from Manitoba, Apr. 24/07 2006-07 NHL SEASON Recorded his career first NHL point, an assist, Nov. 6/06 vs DAL...Made his career first NHL start, playing 13:16 and blocking two shots, Nov. 4/06 @ COL

Team: Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Team Record: N/A

Stats to Date: N/A

Analysis: Like most players from his native Sweden, Edler is a composed, calm, collected player. This attitude translates into his game - he plays smart, defensively sound hockey. Edler rarely makes mistakes and isn't afraid to join the rush. He already plays at a level beyond his years. He can go as far as he wants; he has the potential to be a top-pairing two-way defenceman.


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 Jr.  Swe-Jr.   33 8 15 23 40
2005-2006 Kelowna  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
NHL Totals:   22 1 2 3 3 6 0 0 0 10 10.0
 
Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2004-2005 MODO Jr.  Swe-Jr.   5 1 0 1 0 6 0.0
2005-2006 Kelowna  WHL   12 3 5 8 7 12 1 0
2006-2007 Canucks   3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
NHL Totals:   3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0