Canucks honour Alexandre Burrows with video tribute

Former Canuck and current Ottawa Senator Alexandre Burrows was honoured for his remarkable 12 seasons in Vancouver.

The Vancouver Canucks honoured Alexandre Burrows on Tuesday with a video tribute at Rogers Arena.

Burrows came up through the Canucks system as an undrafted free agent and was traded midway through his 12th season with the team to the Ottawa Senators at last season’s trade deadline.

The 36-year-old scored a number of memorable goals in a Canucks sweater, including the Game 7 overtime winner in a 2011 first-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Vancouver had been eliminated from the playoffs by the Blackhawks in each of the two previous seasons, giving Burrows the title of “Dragon Slayer” for his clinching effort.

The Pincourt, Que., native had 193 goals and 384 points in 822 games as a Canuck.

He almost got on the board with a goal early in his return but was denied by Vancouver goalie Jacob Markstrom.


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