Canucks extend Edler
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the club has signed defenceman Alex Edler to a four-year contract extension through the 2012-13 NHL season. Edler enters his third season as a Vancouver Canuck.
“Alex is a gifted puck-moving defenceman who sees the ice extremely well for such a young player,” said Mike Gillis. “He has made great strides in his career and we look forward to further growth and development in his game.”>> team release
I'll have the financial figures here when I see them.
UPDATE The contract is for $3.25-million per year, which strikes me as high given what he's proven so far. Only 22, Edler has terrific potential, however.
You wonder what happens when some of these kids flame out down the line. Buyouts for everyone?