Defenseman Alex Edler signed to a two-year contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks. The contract extension has an average annual value of $6 million.
The Canucks selected Edler in the third round (91st overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. The Swedish native spent his 13 seasons with the Canucks recording 368 points (94 goals, 274 assists) in 814 games. He ranks first among defenseman in points and power-play points in Canucks franchise history. In the 2018-19 season, he scored 34 points (10 goals, 24 assists) in 56 games.
— The Point (@ThePointHockey) June 20, 2019
“Alex is important to our team and has played as the cornerstone of our defence throughout his career,” said Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning. “He’s a leader with tremendous experience, plays important minutes and contributes to every part of our team game…”
Important Stats. What He Contributes.
Edler can contribute anywhere they need him. He will have a role in both power-play and penalty-kill unit in the 2019-20 season.
Canucks: Alex Edler, $6M x 2 years
Little pricey, but good job getting term down. Edler plays some of the toughest minutes in the league both in QoT and QoC – Vancouver needs to find a way to get him some support. pic.twitter.com/0nnPadQo1B
— dom luszczyszyn (@domluszczyszyn) June 20, 2019
Alex Edler (2x6m extension) is a third-pair defender. pic.twitter.com/6fUhkSiY17
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) June 20, 2019