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Alexander Edler

28-Year-Old Defenseman – Vancouver Canucks

2014-15 NHL Stats

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5

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12

PP Pts

7

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10

PIM

40

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Upon seeing his production dip the previous season, Edler took yet another step backwards in 2013-2014. The 28-year-old defensemen struggled mightily, posting a league-worst minus-39 rating and notching only 22 points (seven goals) in 63 games. Nothing went right for the Swe...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Upper Body    EST. RETURN:  3/5/2015
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 4/21/1986
BORN: Ostersund, Sweden   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #91 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Alexander Edler Contract Information:

Re-signed to a six-year, $30 million deal in January of 2013.

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Edler (upper body) was a full participant in Monday's practice, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

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Alexander Edler NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 20 22 1 2 3 3 6 10 10.0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 21 75 8 12 20 6 42 124 6.5 0 0 4 0 4
2008-09 22 80 10 27 37 11 54 145 6.9 1 0 21:07 5 13 18 3:29 102 93
2009-10 23 76 5 37 42 0 40 161 3.1 0 0 22:39 2 18 20 3:01 84 115
2010-11 24 NHL VAN 51 8 25 33 13 24 121 6.6 1 0 24:17 5 12 17 5:10 83 86
2011-12 25 NHL VAN 82 11 38 49 0 34 228 4.8 0 1 23:52 5 17 22 3:42 143 145
2012-13 26 NHL VAN 45 8 14 22 -5 37 113 7.1 0 0 23:51 5 5 10 3:47 77 81
2013-14 27 NHL VAN 63 7 15 22 -39 50 178 3.9 0 0 23:17 4 8 12 2:51 112 136
2014-15 28 NHL VAN 55 5 12 17 10 40 132 3.8 0 0 24:11 4 3 7 2:57 67 92
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#4 Left Defenseman
  1. Dan Hamhuis
  2. Luca Sbisa
  3. Ryan Stanton
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Time On Ice Stats

24:11

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Alexander Edler was on the ice for 24:11.

2:57

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Alexander Edler was on the ice for 2:57 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 23:51 3:47
2013-14 23:17 2:51
2014-15 24:11 2:57

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Alexander Edler 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Mar 3 SJ Did Not Play
Mar 1 STL Did Not Play
Feb 26 at BUF Did Not Play
Feb 24 at BOS Did Not Play
Feb 22 at NYI Did Not Play
Feb 20 at NJ Did Not Play
Feb 19 at NYR Did Not Play
Feb 16 MIN Did Not Play
Feb 14 at CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 11:41 1:33
Feb 13 BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 23:14 2:53
Feb 11 at CHI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 25:17 1:27
Feb 9 at MIN 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 23:39 0:38
Feb 7 PIT 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 24:04 3:26
Feb 5 SJ 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 25:30 3:33
Feb 3 WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 26:16 6:16
Feb 1 MIN 0 1 1 -2 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 26:26 4:28
Jan 30 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 25:10 4:23
Jan 27 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 23:12 3:36
Jan 20 at TB 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 23:41 4:39
Jan 19 at FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 23:43 3:34
Jan 16 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 23:44 2:53
Jan 15 at PHI 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 3 23:00 2:21
Jan 13 at NSH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 0 0 24:24 2:41
Jan 10 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 27:17 0:00
Jan 8 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 3 24:49 6:51
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Jan 6 NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 24:42 1:46
Jan 3 DET 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 5 20.0 1 1 27:17 3:40
Jan 1 LA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 24:19 1:20
Dec 30 at SJ 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 25:13 0:00
Dec 28 at ANH 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 25:34 0:05
Dec 22 ARI 0 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 3 18:38 3:40
Dec 20 CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 5 25:38 3:46
Dec 17 DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 28:53 6:05
Dec 13 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 24:33 1:07
Dec 9 at MON 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 3 24:50 2:47
Dec 7 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 6 25:36 2:34
Dec 6 at TOR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 26:34 5:40
Dec 4 at PIT 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:22 1:47
Dec 2 at WAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 4 26:44 4:04
Nov 30 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 27:36 3:13
Nov 28 at CLS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 22:43 1:06
Nov 25 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 22:31 2:45
Nov 23 CHI 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 22:42 2:21
Nov 20 ANH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 4 32:24 1:07
Nov 19 at EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 22:58 2:16
Nov 14 ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 24:39 3:15
Nov 11 OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 25:51 2:57
Nov 9 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 26:48 4:32
Nov 8 at LA 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 21:04 3:50
Nov 6 at SJ 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 2 2 20:39 1:25
Nov 4 at COL 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 23:46 4:14
Nov 2 NSH 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 4 28:09 2:56
Nov 1 at EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 5 23:10 3:13
Oct 30 MON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0.0 2 2 24:43 2:02
Oct 28 CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 24:07 3:04
Oct 26 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 24:04 3:06
Oct 24 at COL 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 1 23:57 4:31
Oct 23 at STL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 21:33 1:11
Oct 21 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:49 2:10
Oct 18 TB 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 23:10 3:59
Oct 17 at EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 3 23:06 2:25
Oct 11 EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 23:51 6:06
Oct 8 at CGY 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 22:24 1:19

Alexander Edler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Edler (upper body) resumed skating back in Vancouver on Wednesday, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 AM reports.

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Edler (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

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Edler (upper body) is considered week-to-week, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports.

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Edler (upper body) won't play Monday against the Wild, The Province reports.

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Edler (upper body) was not present for Monday's morning skate, Jon Abbott of TSN 1040 reports.

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Edler suffered an upper-body injury in the second period of Saturday's game against the Flames and will not return, Jon Abbott of TSN 1040 reports.

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Edler didn't play the last 13:16 of the second period of Saturday's game against the Flames. The Canucks have yet to provide word on the reason for his absence.

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Edler scored the lone Canucks' goal in Tuesday's loss to the Predators.

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Edler scored a power-play goal, had an assist, fired five shots on goal, and logged a game-high 27:17 of ice time in Saturday's win over the Red Wings.

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Edler gathered an assist and finished with a plus-2 rating over his 25:13 of ice time Tuesday against the Sharks.

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Edler assisted on a Radim Vrbata power-play goal in Tuesday's win over the Capitals.

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Edler bagged a power-play goal in Thursday's win over the Sharks.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

After putting together a career-best campaign the previous season, Edler took a step back last year. He finished with 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) in 45 games – his lowest scoring pace since the 2008-09 season – while posting the first negative plus-minus rating of his career. But despite the overall drop in production, Edler still managed to light the lamp at the highest clip of his career. At 27, he’s still in the prime of his career, so we predict a bounce back campaign from the Swedish blueliner. And while he may miss the occasional defensive assignment, there’s not denying his offensive ability from the blue line. Edler is once again cemented in one of the Canucks’ top pairing and will see ample time on the man advantage.

2012-13

After flashing breakout potential each of the previous three seasons, Edler finally came into his own in 2011-12. He finished as the sixth highest scoring defenseman in the NHL, totaling 49 points (11 G, 38 A) in 82 games. His even plus-minus rating was disappointing and highlights his need to be better on the defensive side of the puck, but that was offset by his 17 power-play points. Edler will once again be locked in to the Canucks’ top defensive pairing, and he’ll be among the team leaders in overall ice time and power-play ice time, giving him plenty of opportunities to match or eclipse last year’s breakout.

2011-12

Edler, a 25-year-old Swede, was well on his way to a career-best campaign and cementing himself as one of the top up-and-coming defensemen in the league before a back injury sidelined him for over two months. Despite the lengthy stint on the shelf, Edler still managed to finish the season with solid production from the back end, totaling 33 points (8 G, 25 A) and a plus-13 rating in 55 games. He’ll once again see plenty of time with the Canucks’ top offensive lines, while also quarterbacking the power play. Edler’s injury last season will likely lower his price on draft day, but you would be wise to grab him before he puts everything together and fully breaks out.

2010-11

The 24-year-old Swede cemented himself as one of the Canucks’ top-four defensemen last season, finishing with 42 points (5 G, 37 A) in 76 games. Despite an influx of talent to their back end this offseason, Edler should still figure prominently in the mix, likely seeing over 20 minutes of ice time per game and action on the power play again in 2010-11. He’ll be a cheap 40-point option with plenty of upside while you're searching for blue-line help late in drafts.

2009-10

The Canucks rewarded Edler, 23, with a four-year contract extension prior to the 2008-09 season under the impression that he would one day mature into a top-four defenseman. Well, that day is here. Edler posted career highs of 10 goals and 27 assists in 80 games last season. He's part of a suddenly crowded defensive unit, but he's all but guaranteed to remain in one of the top two pairings and should see plenty of ice time on the power play. If you're looking for a cheap source of 40 points from the back end, look Edler's direction on draft day.

2008-09

Edler took advantage of a rash of injuries to the Canucks' blue line last season and cemented himself in their rearguard rotation. During the 2007-08 campaign, Edler notched eight goals and 12 assists in 75 games. The 22-year-old is often compared to Nicklas Lidstrom due to his strong passing skills and high hockey IQ. He should continue to grow as a player and would be worth a gamble in any size league.

2007-08

Edler, similar to youngster Luc Bourdon, will battle it out for a spot on the parent club this season. Vancouver Canucks fans often are split on which defenseman is a better fit for the club, but should Edler get the job, his minutes would be limited due to the players ahead of him. His upside is high, but it may not be realized this season.

2006-07

Edler is on his way to becoming a fixture with the Canucks, but is currently buried in the depth chart. He has offensive skills and will do well to learn the defensive aspects of his position in the minors. He may get some call-ups during this season, but is unlikely to be a fantasy producer just yet.