Canucks sign D Edler to 4-year extension, citing 'growth'

Updated: October 10, 2008, 4:39 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks signed 22-year-old defenseman Alexander Edler to a four-year contract extension on Friday.

The deal will keep Edler under contract through 2012-13, with an annual salary of $3.25 million. He started his third NHL season with a plus-2 rating in a 6-0 win over Calgary on Thursday night.

"Alex is a gifted puck-moving defenseman who sees the ice extremely well for such a young player," Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said in a statement. ...

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