RotoWire Partners

Alexander Edler

31-Year-Old Defenseman – Vancouver Canucks

2017-18 NHL Stats

G

0

A

1

PP Pts

0

+/-

0

PIM

2

2017-18 NHL Projections

G

A

PP Pts

+/-

PIM

2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Edler was a decent contributor on Vancouver’s blue line in 2016-17, racking up six goals and 21 points. While it was a lackluster year for the Canucks, Edler’s minus-20 rating and lack of power-play production certainly left a bad taste in the mouths of fantasy owners. The 3...

Read more about Alexander Edler

STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Lower Body    EST. RETURN:  11/11/2017
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 214   DOB: 4/21/1986
BORN: Ostersund, Sweden   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #91 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

$

Alexander Edler Contract Information:

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

October 16, 2017  –  Alexander Edler News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Edler (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Alexander Edler – simply subscribe now.

Alexander Edler NHL Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Overall Power Play Defense
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 3:47 83 86
2011-12 25 NHL VAN 82 11 38 49 0 34 228 4.8 0 1 23:52 5 17 22 3:27 143 145
2012-13 26 NHL VAN 45 8 14 22 -5 37 113 7.1 0 0 23:51 5 5 10 3:35 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 74 8 23 31 13 54 175 4.6 2 0 23:59 5 9 14 2:56 94 126
2015-16 29 NHL VAN 52 6 14 20 -8 46 111 5.4 0 0 24:27 3 6 9 3:15 84 106
2016-17 30 NHL VAN 68 6 15 21 -20 36 138 4.3 0 0 24:19 2 2 4 2:03 106 138
2017-18 31 NHL VAN 3 0 1 1 0 2 4 0.0 0 0 18:15 0 0 0 3:03 4 3
2017-18 Proj 31 NHL VAN 65 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Alexander Edler

Age is determined on October 1st of each season.

No Yes

Alexander Edler – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#4 Left Defenseman

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

18:15

Average Time On Ice

On average, Alexander Edler was on the ice for 18:15.

3:03

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Alexander Edler was on the ice for 3:03 during power plays.

2:09

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Alexander Edler was on the ice for 2:09 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 24:27 3:15 2:35
2016-17 24:19 2:03 2:35
2017-18 18:15 3:03 2:09

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Alexander Edler

<a href='/hockey/showArticle.htm?id=35799'>NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers</a>

NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers

Jan Levine gets into his risers and fallers as October rolls along, looking at the struggles of Sharks captain Joe Pavelski.

More Alexander Edler Articles   View Last 30

Frozen Fantasy: Work It  

FantasyDraft NHL: Sunday Values  

Yahoo DFS Hockey: Sunday Picks  

FantasyDraft NHL: Sunday Values  

2017-18 NHL Game Log   Alexander Edler
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 17 OTT@OTT Did Not Play
Oct 14 CGY Did Not Play
Oct 12 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 6:10 0:41
Oct 10 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 22:58 2:58
Oct 7 EDM 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 25:37 5:31

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

Edler (lower body) will miss the next 4-to-6 weeks with a sprained MCL.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Edler (lower body) has been ruled out of the remainder of Thursday's game against the Jets, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Edler was quarterbacking the team's second power-play unit at practice on Wednesday, according to Sportsnet 650's Joey Kenward.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Edler will not be actively shopped by the Cancuks as the team looks to rebuild, theScore reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Edler scored a goal on four shots in 23:19 of ice time during a 3-2 loss to the Oilers on Saturday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Edler recorded an assist and registered five shots on net during Thursday's loss to St. Louis.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Edler scored from center ice in Saturday's win over Calgary.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Edler has managed just one assist in his last nine games.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Edler (finger) is active and will play in Wednesday's game against the Kings, Kevin Woodley of USA Today reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Edler (finger) joined the Canucks for practice Tuesday, but remains without a set timeline to suit up.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Edler (finger) will miss 4-to-6 weeks after undergoing surgery Monday on a fractured finger.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Edler (hand) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 outlook.

2016-17

Edler managed to stay productive in an injury-riddled 2015-16 campaign, notching 20 points in 53 games. The 30-year-old blueliner suffered a season-ending foot injury in February, but is considered healthy entering the 2016-17 campaign. The power-play quarterback has missed 84 games over the past three seasons, but he can be a valuable fantasy asset when he isn’t sidelined with an injury. Edler has hit 20 points in all nine of his first full NHL seasons and should benefit from Vancouver’s offseason acquisition of goal scorer Loui Eriksson. The Swedish rearguard moves the puck very well and has strong vision, so with the Eriksson addition and several young forwards on the rise up front, Edler should have no problem posting strong totals on Vancouver’s top defensive pairing and first power-play unit.

2015-16

After posting a league-worst minus-39 rating in 2013-14, a bounce-back campaign for Edler seemed inevitable. The 29-year-old did just that, leading all Canucks with a plus-13 rating in 2014-15 and contributing eight goals and 31 points in 74 games. The puck-moving blueliner fired an impressive 175 shots on goal and collected 54 PIM, making him a dependable all-around fantasy option. All in all, he was key to the teamwide turnaround on the part of the Canucks, who had struggled mightily as a whole -- Sedins on down -- the season before. Edler, who averaged 23:58 of ice time last year, is the quarterback of the team’s top power-play unit with the Sedin twins, and he'll take on a even bigger role with the departure of veteran Kevin Bieksa. The 6-foot-3 defenseman will be relied on heavily in 2015-16, making another 30-point season very likely.

2014-15

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 Swede in a disastrous season that saw the Canucks miss the playoffs for the first time in six years. Edler saw only 2:51 of power-play time, almost a minute less than the previous year. He also posted a career-low 3.9 shooting percentage, which undoubtedly factored into his lowest goal total in five seasons. With the departure of Jason Garrison to Tampa Bay, Edler has a chance to reclaim his role as the main quarterback on the Canucks’ power play. Only three years removed from his 49-point season, Edler still possess all the tools to be a middle-tier fantasy defenseman. He seems due for a bit of a bounce-back given the new coaching staff and offensive firepower (Radim Vrbata and Nick Bonino) the team will add to the mix.

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.