Alexandre Burrows will make his return to Vancouver on Tuesday, and don’t expect him to be yapping into the ears of the Sedin twins.
Burrows spent 12 seasons with Vancouver before being shipped to the Ottawa Senators at last season’s trade deadline.
The 36-year-old told Canucks Central on Sportsnet 650 that if he was going to run his mouth on the ice – as he tends to do – that it won’t be directed towards those he knows so well.
“I’ve had so many good teammates in Vancouver throughout the years, even all of the guys that are there right now are a great bunch of guys,” said Burrows. “I don’t think I’m going to be chirping any one of them, but it would probably by a new guy like maybe (Alex) Burmistrov or (Thomas) Vanek or guys that I don’t really know or haven’t played with.”
The Pincourt, Que., native went undrafted but played his way into the NHL after signing in the ECHL out of junior.
He would go on to win over the Canucks fan base with his determined play, finding a home alongside the Sedins, and scoring a career-high 35 goals and 67 points in 2009-10.
You can listen to the full interview below.