|Assets:||An excellent physical package, he owns an imposing frame, smooth fundamentals and all-round acumen. Can play on the power play, where he displays poise, composure and a heavy point shot. Excels in one-on-one situations.|
|Flaws:||Is still a little inconsistent in his own zone, and prone to gaffes every now and then. His physical game has improved greatly, but it isn't consistent. Offensively, he's not as silky-smooth as a natural power-play quarterback.|
|Career Potential:||All-round big-minute defenseman.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2007-08|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2011-12|
|3/26/2013||Missed 2 games (suspended by nhl).|
|3/22/2013||Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.|
|1/18/2013||Signed by the Vancouver Canucks to a six-year contract extension.|
|4/07/2011||Missed 31 games (back surgery).|
|2/01/2011||Back surgery, injured reserve.|
|1/26/2011||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|12/22/2009||Missed 6 games (left arm injury).|
|12/10/2009||Left arm injury, late December.|
|11/19/2008||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|10/10/2008||Signed by the Vancouver Canucks to a four-year contract extension.|
|10/15/2007||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|10/10/2007||Missed 2 games (hip injury) and assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|10/04/2007||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|5/02/2007||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|4/08/2007||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|3/27/2007||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|3/18/2007||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|2/12/2007||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|2/07/2007||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|1/20/2007||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|1/10/2007||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|12/14/2006||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|11/24/2006||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|11/15/2006||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|11/03/2006||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|9/28/2006||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|7/24/2006||Re-signed by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|9/18/2005||Returned to his junior team (Kelowna-WHL).|
|6/26/2004||Drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 3rd round (91st overall) in 2004.|
Alexander Edler could be dealt in off-season | 05/19/2013 9:14 AM
NewsAlexander Edler may be dealt in the off-season.
ImpactIf Edler was to be traded, it would have to happen before July 1 as his no-trade contract goes into effect at that time. The Canucks need help up front and have some nice depth on the blueline so it makes sense that Edler could be the odd man out in Vancouver.
IIHF suspends Edler for kneeing Eric Staal | 05/17/2013 11:49 AM
NewsAlexander Edler has been suspended by the IIHF for his knee-on-knee hit of Eric Staal.
ImpactEdler will be forced to miss the remainder of the 2013 World Championship for his "reckless" and "dangerous" actions. The IIHF Disciplinary Committee can choose to extend Edler's suspension if they wish, which would open the door to him missing part or all of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, Carolina Hurricanes fans just have to hope that Eric Staal's injury isn't as bad as it looked.
Should Edler be trade bait for the Canucks? | 05/11/2013 10:59 PM
NewsThe Vancouver Province's Jason Botchford thinks that the Canucks' best bet for a "reboot" is trading Alex Edler.
ImpactOf course, this is not easy because Edler in January signed a five-year, $30 million deal, and he took less to stay with the team in order to help them bring other players in. But Botchford says Vancouver's defense is a strength, and it has a number of young players ready to play bigger roles. Edler could be a nice chip to acquire some forward help -- and help them get bigger up front. Edler's no-trade clause doesn't start until July, so the Canucks have time to gauge the market, which Botchford thinks would include the Flyers and Ducks.
Alexander Edler: Penalties cost the Canucks | 05/08/2013 11:32 AM
NewsAlexander Edler cited a lack of discipline from the Vancouver Canucks when talking about what went wrong in the first round.
ImpactThe San Jose Sharks completed a four-game sweep of the Canucks on Tuesday. "At the end, their power play won them the series," Edler said. "We took too many penalties. Their power play scored a lot of goals, and even when they didn't score they got a lot of momentum from it. And when we did kill them, it still took a lot of energy out of us. They just have really good players on their power play." Vancouver committed 27 minor penalties over four games. To make matters worse, they had an abysmal 70.8 penalty-killing percentage.
Alexander Edler gets Canucks' only goal Tues. | 04/16/2013 11:24 PM
NewsAlexander Edler potted Vancouver's only goal in a 2-1 shootout loss against St. Louis Tuesday night.
ImpactHenrik and Daniel Sedin earned assists on his power-play marker. Edler has posted a point in three straight games. No one on the Canucks scored in the shootout.
Alexander Edler returns Tues. from suspension | 03/26/2013 7:37 PM
NewsAlexander Edler will draw back into the lineup Tuesday night after serving his two-game suspension for running over Phoenix goalie Mike Smith.
ImpactThis is just a reminder to activate him if you normally would. Edler has 17 points and 27 penalty minutes in 30 games this season.
Alex Edler: I never meant to hit Mike Smith | 03/24/2013 11:44 AM
NewsVancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler says he never intended to collide with Phoenix goalie Mike Smith last week and defended his record as an honest player.
Impact"Obviously I am disappointed I am suspended," Edler said after he watched the Canucks beat the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 at the Staples Center Saturday night. "I had no intention of making any contact with the goalie. I was going for the puck. The decision is made now. I have to look forward." Edler, who will complete his two-game suspension when the Canucks finish off their three-game road trip this afternoon in Denver, said he is proud of the way he has played the game. "I have been in the league for seven years and I think I have been a clean player," he said. "I haven't had a major penalty or anything."
NHL suspends Alexander Edler for two games | 03/23/2013 10:27 AM
NewsVancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler has been suspended two games for charging into Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith.
ImpactThe play happened during Thursday's 2-1 Vancouver victory over the Coyotes. Edler was assessed a five-minute major after running into Smith behind the net late in the second period. Smith was injured on the play and finished the period but wasn't back in net for the third. He was replaced by Jason Labarbera. Edler will miss games on Saturday at Los Angeles and Sunday at Colorado. He is eligible to return on Tuesday when the Canucks host the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Alex Edler faces hearing for hit on Smith | 03/22/2013 10:44 AM
NewsAlexander Edler will have a disciplinary hearing over the phone Friday afternoon for his hit Thursday night on Phoenix goalie Mike Smith.
ImpactEdler was given a five-minute major for charging on the play and Smith didn't return for the start of the third period. The Vancouver defenseman is just starting to work his way out of a terrible slump, with five points and a plus-3 rating in his last five contests.
Edler scores third of the season | 02/02/2013 3:17 AM
NewsAlexander Edler scored the lone regulation goal for the Canucks on a wrist shot in the first period in Vancouver's 2-1 shootout win over Chicago Friday night.
ImpactEdler is well on his way to a beautiful follow up of last year's 49 point season. Through 8 games he's got 7 points and is the Canuck's top defence option.
Alex Edler signs 6-year deal with Canucks | 01/18/2013 11:18 PM
NewsThe Canucks have signed Alex Edler to a six-year extension.
ImpactNo word yet on the dollar amount, but his last deal carried a $3.25 million cap hit. The defenseman was set to be an unrestricted free agent next offseason. Edler is a very good offensive defenseman, and, at 26 is only about to begin his prime years. He had 49 points in 82 games last season.
|4/27/2013||Van||Edm||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||39||8||18||26||-||46||-||-||-||-||-||0.67|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||5||1||0||1||-||6||-||-||-||-||-||0.20|
|Goals||1||8 times-last:vs. Det||last:Apr 20||2|
|Assists||2||vs. Det||Mar 16||2|
|Points||2||3 times-last:vs. Det||last:Mar 16||3|
|Penalty Minutes||5||at Phx||Mar 21||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. Nas||Mar 14||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||5 times-last:vs. Det||last:Apr 20||1|
|Power Play Points||2||vs. Ana||Jan 19||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||45 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Apr 25||1|
|Shorthanded Points||0||45 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Apr 25||1|
|Shots||8||vs. SJ||Mar 5||7|
|Penalty Minutes||54||2008-09 (Van)|
|Power Play Goals||5||3 times-last: 2011-12 (Van)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2011-12 (Van)|
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