Former Canuck Alex Burrows will forever be immortalized at Rogers Arena as Vancouver is set to honour #14 by adding him to the team’s Ring of Honour.
Burrows will be the seventh player inducted following other Canucks greats Orland Kurtenbach, Kirk McLean, Thomas Gradin, Harold Snepsts, Patt Quinn and Mattias Ohlund.
Burrows’ journey to the NHL differed from the conventional route. He was undrafted and started his professional hockey career in South Carolina as a member of the Greenville Grrrowl in the ECHL, a third tier league.
After 130 games in the ECHL and 107 games with Manitoba in the AHL, Burrows finally made his NHL debut with Vancouver in 2005. He started his tenure in the NHL as a checker until February, 10th 2009, when he was given the opportunity to play on the Canucks top line with Daniel and Henrik Sedin.
Burrows made the most of his time with the Sedins, scoring a career high of 35 goals in 2009/2010 which lead to a top 10 finish in league-wide goal scoring.