Alexander Edler has played his entire 13-year career with the Vancouver Canucks and, according to his agent, the pending unrestricted free agent wants to stay with the team beyond his current contract.

“That would be his intent to stay, I think so,” Edler’s agent Mark Stowe said Wednesday when asked about contract talks in an interview on Sportsnet 650’s Starting Lineup. “The starter would be for Vancouver to make the first step and say that they see Alex in the plans. They’re a rebuilding club, they’ve drafted well … but I think if he has a comfort level that he’s in the mix and in the plan and in a leadership role then I think he’d be interested for sure.”

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