Burrows is one year into a four-year, $18-million contract and had one of the least productive season as a pro under the guidance of Tortorella. The 33-year-old battled multiple injuries last season, finishing with just five goals, 10 assists and a minus-9 rating in only 49 games.
Mason also reports that Tortorella never spoke with Travis Green, head coach of Vancouver’s AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets.
Also hearing Torts didn't have a single convo with farm team head coach Travis Green all season; hard to imagine. #canucks
After parts of five seasons coaching the New York Rangers, Tortorella signed a five-year contract with the team last summer, but was fired on May 1 following a disappointing season for the Canucks in which the team missed the post-season for the first in six years and its coach made headlines for all the wrong reasons.