LATEST | Long-time Canuck contemplating career ending decision

Published April 30, 2023 at 11:22

The Los Angeles Kings were defeated last night by the Edmonton Oilers in game number 6 putting an end to their season. It gave lieu to heartfelt year-end interviews for some of these players.

Long-time NHLer Alexander Edler, who's set to hit free agency on July 1st at 37 years old may not be back in the NHL next year. While he shared that he wishes to continue playing, he stated that he wishes to factor in everything before making a decision.

Edler took part in 63 games this year collecting 11 points. The veteran totalizes 17 seasons across which he played 1030 regular season games cumulating 438 points. Of the 17 seasons, 15 of them were in Vancouver.

At this point, he and Christopher Tanev are the last two active NHLers from the 2011 Roster that composed the team's last cup run.

Jeff Paterson, a journalist who covers the Canucks, made quite the suggestion for the long-time Canucks for when he makes his choice of hanging his skates for good. It's something the Canucks had already when Kevin Bieksa retired, a way to honor the player who made the number 23 so popular in Vancouver:

Edler was a 3rd Selection in the 2004 Draft and turned out into quite the complete defenceman for the team. Whatever he chooses, we can only wish him the best!
April 30   |   1041 answers
LATEST | Long-time Canuck contemplating career ending decision

In what fashion should Edler be honoured?

Ring of Honour51549.5 %
Jersey retirement10410 %
Retiring as a Canuck is enough42240.5 %
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