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Alexander Edler

28-Year-Old Defenseman – Vancouver Canucks

2014-15 NHL Stats

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

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

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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 20 3 5 8 2 4 63 4.8 0 0 23:58 3 0 3 2:59 29 37
2014-15 Proj 28 NHL VAN 78 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Alexander Edler

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#1 Left Defenseman
  1. Alexander Edler
  2. Luca Sbisa
  3. Dan Hamhuis  DTD
  4. Ryan Stanton
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Time On Ice Stats

23:58

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Alexander Edler was on the ice for 23:58.

2:59

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Alexander Edler was on the ice for 2:59 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 23:51 3:47
2013-14 23:17 2:51
2014-15 23:58 2:59

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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
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 netted a power-play goal in Sunday's loss to Nashville.

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Edler scored his first goal of the season on the power play and added an assist in Saturday's loss to Tampa Bay.

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Edler picked up a goal and an assist, to go with a plus-2 rating in 21:11 of ice time in Thursday's preseason win over Edmonton.

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Edler is fine after taking a puck to the face in Tuesday's preseason win over San Jose. He chipped a tooth and should be skating Friday, Sportsnet's Irfaan Gaffar reports.

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Edler left Tuesday's preseason game against the Sharks after taking a puck to the face. He did not return, TSN 1040 reports.

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The Canucks are unlikely to ask Edler to waive his no-trade clause, reports the Vancouver Province.

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Edler finished the season with the worst plus-minus rating (minus-39) in the entire NHL.

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Edler bagged an assist and a power-play goal during a third-period surge that carried the Canucks past the Kings on Saturday.

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Edler fired seven shots on goal, but was held off the scoresheet in 24:38 of ice time in Thursday's overtime loss to Colorado.

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Edler blasted home his sixth goal of the season -- a power-play tally -- in Wednesday's win over Nashville.

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Edler racked up an assist in Thursday's loss to Dallas. It was his first point in five games.

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Edler will return to NHL action on Wednesday after winning a silver medal with Team Sweden at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

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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.