Alex Burrows gets four-year extension from Vancouver Canucks ahead of NHL lockout
Despite a looming lockout at 9 p.m. PST on Saturday (September 15), it was business as usual for the Vancouver Canucks this afternoon as the team signed forward Alex Burrows to a four-year, $18-million contract extension.
Burrows has one year left on arguably the best bargain contract in hockey: he signed a four-year, $8-million deal in the spring of 2009. Since then, Burrows has become a fixture on the right wing of the Canucks' top line with Daniel and Henrik Sedin.
The 31-year-old has played all seven of his years in the NHL with the Canucks, and has scored 139 goals and registered 270 points in 522 career games.
Among the highlights of Burrows's time in Vancouver: scoring the Game 7 overtime winner to propel the Canucks past Chicago in the opening round of the 2011 playoffs, and later that spring scoring the winner just 11 seconds into overtime in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Burrows's new deal includes a full no-trade clause.
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