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Canucks sign D Alex Edler to 2-year contract extension

Lifelong Canuck Alex Edler is sticking around Vancouver for at least a couple more years. (Getty)

The Vancouver Canucks and defenseman Alex Edler have come to terms on an extension.

General manager Jim Benning announced Thursday that the two sides have agreed to a two-year deal that carries an average annual value (AAV) of $6 million.

Edler is the team’s best left-handed blueliner and has skated on the Canucks’ top pairing for the better part of the last few campaigns. As it stands currently, the 33-year-old will fill that role once again heading into next season, until Quinn Hughes inevitably takes hold of the No. 1 slot on the left side.

After posting 10 goals and 34 points in just 56 games last season, he appears to have a lot left in the tank offensively and is still one of the premier power play point-men in the entire league.

Edler sits first among Canucks defensemen in career points (368) and power play points (170).

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