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Alex Edler: Rise of the Norris Quality Defenseman

After being unranked heading into his draft year, Alex Edler wasn't really on anyone's radar.  When the Canucks drafted him 91st overall in 2004 he was quite the unknown for a fan base that likes to know everything about all of its players.

It wasn't until 2006-2007 that Alex Edler got his first taste of NHL hockey.  That year he played 22 games and registered three points.  While he wasn't spectacular, he didn't make any glaring errors.  Fans could see that Edler had the potential to be a mainstay on the Canuck blueline for years to come.

From the beginning, it was incredibly apparent that Edler wasn't your average offensive defense...