Canucks re-sign Edler to 2-year, $12M deal
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The Vancouver Canucks and defenseman Alex Edler agreed to a two-year contract with an annual average value of $6 million, the team announced Thursday.

Edler recorded 10 goals and 34 points in 56 games for the Canucks last season, marking his most efficient campaign in terms of points per game since 2010-2011. His 368 career points rank first among defensemen in franchise history.

The 33-year-old also logged a team-high 24:34 of ice time per game and finished 10th among NHL defensemen in that category.

Edler and forward Loui Eriksson now have the highest annual cap hits on the club, with no player currently making over $6 million per season.

Following the signing, the Canucks have $58.5 million committed to 21 players and a projected $23.5 million to work with.

Edler has played all 13 years of his career in Vancouver after being selected by the Canucks in the third round of the 2004 NHL Draft.

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