Canucks re-sign Alex Burrows to a 4-year 18m deal
The Canucks twitter account just tweeted out that underpaid top flight forward Alex Burrows has re-signed with the club today.
Great news for the Canucks, IF we ever see NHL hockey in 2012.
Here's the tweet.
The new contract also includes a no trade clause we're told.
This is the best move I've heard the entire off-season as far as the Canucks are concerned.
Stay tuned later today for the Shane Doan news, and surf over to our Canucks blog as well for some more posts on todays festivities.
Here's the Burrows Press Release from Canucks.com
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-signed left wing Alex Burrows.
Burrows, 31, collected 52 points (28-24-52) and 90 penalty minutes in 80 games played in 2011.12. He also set a career high for most game-winning goals in a season with seven, ranking 11th in the League in this category. Following the conclusion of the season, Burrows represented Team Canada at the World Championships.
Burrows has played in seven seasons over his NHL career, all with the Canucks. He has recorded 270 points (139-131-270) in 522 games. The 6’1”, 195-pound left winger ranks second in franchise history for most shorthanded goals (16) and 10th for most game-winning goals (22). Burrows has been the recipient of multiple club awards, including the Vancouver Canucks Most Exciting Player (2008, 2009, 2010) and the Fred J. Hume Award as the Canucks Unsung Hero (2008).
The Pincourt, Quebec native has also appeared in 58 career playoff games, recording 28 points (16-12-28) and 90 penalty minutes in four post-season appearances. Burrows holds the club record for most career overtime playoff goals (3) and is tied for most series-winning goals (2). Burrows originally signed as a free agent with Vancouver on November 8, 2005.
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