The Vancouver Canucks announced Thursday that the club will induct Alex Burrows into the Canucks Ring of Honour on Dec. 3 when they host the Ottawa Senators.
The ceremony is part of a series of celebrations to mark the franchises’ 50th season.
“Alex’s story of being undrafted, battling in the minors and earning a spot on one of the most productive lines in team history is remarkable,” Canucks GM Jim Benning said in the team’s press release.
“He was the type of guy you loved on your team, but despised if you were his opponent. He did whatever was needed to help his teammates win and his passion was infectious. His level of excellence, character, community giving and impact on the franchise makes this a very deserving honour for Alex and his family.”
Burrows spent 12 seasons in Vancouver, much of which was spent playing alongside team legends Daniel and Henrik Sedin. He finished his career in Ottawa, officially retiring last summer after 13 career NHL seasons.
He’ll become the seventh member to be inducted into the Ring of Honour since its launch in 2010-11, joining Orland Kurtenbach, Kirk McLean, Thomas Gradin, Harold Snepsts, Pat Quinn and Mattias Ohlund.
The Canucks have several celebrations planned over the course of the season, including an entire week to pay tribute to the careers of the Sedin twins, during which the duo will have their sweaters raised to the rafters.