|Assets:||Loves to get under opponents' skin. Skates very well and can produce good numbers. Can play either wing position and is a very capable defender. Kills penalties well. Is a great complementary forward.|
|Flaws:||Can take bad penalties, such as unsportsmanlike conduct, diving or other forms of embellishment, which can hurt his team (not to mention his own reputation, which isn't great to begin with).|
|Career Potential:||Complementary two-way agitator.|
|11/25/2014||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|11/20/2014||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/05/2014||Missed 3 games (suspended by nhl).|
|10/31/2014||Suspended by the NHL for 3 games.|
|3/26/2014||Missed 1 game (hand injury).|
|3/21/2014||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|1/18/2014||Missed 20 games (broken jaw).|
|12/06/2013||Broken jaw, injured reserve.|
|12/03/2013||Broken jaw, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/28/2013||Missed 12 games (bruised foot).|
|10/08/2013||Bruised foot, injured reserve.|
|10/05/2013||Bruised foot, sidelined indefinitely.|
|9/14/2012||Signed by the Vancouver Canucks to a four-year contract extension.|
|11/11/2011||Missed 2 games (back injury).|
|11/06/2011||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|11/02/2010||Missed 10 games (shoulder surgery).|
|9/17/2010||Shoulder surgery, injured reserve.|
|3/03/2009||Signed by the Vancouver Canucks to a four-year contract extension.|
|4/15/2007||Missed Game 2 of Round One against the Dallas Stars (head injury).|
|4/13/2007||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|12/30/2006||Missed 1 game (hip injury).|
|12/27/2006||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|9/08/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|1/02/2006||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|10/21/2003||Signed as a free agent by the Manitoba Moose (AHL)/Vancouver Canucks.|
Vancouver left wing Alex Burrows has been suspended for three games, for his late hit on Montreal's Alexei Emelin. | 10/31/2014 6:27 PM
NewsVancouver left wing Alex Burrows has been suspended for three games, for his late hit on Montreal's Alexei Emelin.
ImpactIt was ruled a late hit, giving the NHL reason to suspend Burrows. He will be eligible to return on Thursday.
Alex Burrows likely to play with Bonino | 07/04/2014 9:42 AM
NewsAlex Burrows will likely skate on the second line with Nick Bonino in 2014-15.
ImpactRadim Vrbata is projected to play with the Sedin twins, so Burrows will get Bonino and either Zack Kassian or Jannik Hansen as his linemates. "I think we want to have more balance on our four lines and more scoring depth," said GM Jim Benning. "So if we can move Alex, say, from the first line to the second line, it makes our second line better. I think now we have depth at the forward position where every line can contribute in scoring and that's one of the things we set out to do." Burrows struggled mightily last year, while earning five goals and 15 points in 49 appearances.
Alex Burrows is expected to play in QF round | 05/20/2014 10:59 AM
NewsTeam Canada coach Dave Tippett said that Alex Burrows (knee) "probably" could've played Tuesday against Norway if "we needed him to play."
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
ImpactThat's good news as it looked like Burrows was seriously injured when he collided knee-on-knee with Joachim Ramoser of Italy on Friday. Tippett expects him to be fine to play when Canada plays in the quarterfinal round this week.
Burrows' knee injury might not be serious | 05/16/2014 1:40 PM
NewsAlex Burrows' knee injury might not be as serious as was initially feared.
Brent Wallace on Twitter
ImpactBurrows suffered the injury because of a knee-on-knee hit from Italian forward Joachim Ramoser. He will be re-evaluated on Saturday.
Alex Burrows suffers knee injury in Worlds | 05/16/2014 12:37 PM
NewsAlex Burrows suffered a knee injury during the world championship.
ImpactBurrows was struck by a knee-on-knee hit from Italian forward Joachim Ramoser. Burrows collapsed as a result and needed help getting off the ice. The severity of his injury hasn't been determined yet.
Alex Burrows ends the season with 15 points | 04/14/2014 10:19 AM
NewsAlex Burrows finished the 2013-14 season with only 15 points.
ImpactIt was a poor season for Burrows as he had four seasons of over 25 goals before the shortened 2012-13 season. He found the back of the net only five times this season. Burrows turned 33 on Friday and his best seasons could be behind him.
Burrows mentions differences between coaches | 04/01/2014 10:37 AM
NewsAlex Burrows feels that former Canucks coach Alain Vigneault was more rationale while their current bench boss, John Tortorella, relies on gut feelings.
Impact"For the most part, Alain let us decide how we wanted to play as a team," Burrows said. "He manages his bench well and they (Rangers) seem to be rolling four lines, and they'll be a dangerous team in the playoffs." Burrows still thinks very highly of Vigneault. Burrows enjoyed four straight campaigns of at least 25 goals, but he has just 14 points in 43 contests in 2013-14.
Alex Burrows (hand) is back Wednesday | 03/26/2014 12:04 PM
NewsAlex Burrows (hand) will return to the Canucks' lineup on Wednesday.
Canucks.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactIt had previously sounded like Burrows wasn't even going to make the trip to Minnesota for this match. He ended up missing just one game due to the ailment.
Alex Burrows out another two games | 03/25/2014 4:02 PM
NewsAlex Burrows (hand) will not travel with the Vancouver Canucks.
Jim Jamieson on Twitter
ImpactIn other words, Burrows will miss Wednesday's game in Minnesota and Thursday's contest in Colorado. He has just five goals and 14 points in 40 games this season.
Burrows out for Sunday's game v Buffalo | 03/23/2014 1:38 PM
NewsAlex Burrows will not play in Sunday evening's game against Buffalo.
ImpactHe did not practice Saturday and will not suit up Sunday due to a left hand injury he sustained against the Predators Wednesday night. Is this guy snake bitten or what? He has missed 32 games this season with a laundry list of injuries including: a broken foot, a broken jaw, a sprained hand and now this hand injury. Maybe Burrows should just sit out the last 10 games as it is obviously not his year.
Burrows (hand) stays out of Friday's practice | 03/21/2014 6:32 PM
NewsAlex Burrows didn't skate on Friday due to a hand injury.
ImpactBurrows was slashed by Shea Weber during Wednesday's game versus the Nashville Predators. Burrows stayed in the contest, but we'll err on the side of caution by listing him as day-to-day.
Alex Burrows stays hot; scores twice | 03/17/2014 10:38 PM
NewsVancouver forward Alex Burrows netted two goals and added an assist for the Canucks Monday night, but it wasn't enough to prevent a 4-3 defeat against the Lightning.
ImpactWe're not sure what has gotten into the gritty forward who went 35 games without a goal, as he has now recorded five goals and three assists in his last four contests. He has shown a propensity to contribute offensively in the past so he's worth a claim in fantasy leagues while he's hot. Jannik Hansen was the other goal scorer for Vancouver in the loss.
Alex Burrows, Henrik Sedin show some life | 03/16/2014 7:06 PM
NewsAlexandre Burrows has been a huge disappointment this season, but he might be heating up when the Vancouver Canucks need him the most.
ImpactBurrows scored a goal and collected two assists as he might be showing some rekindled chemistry with Henrik Sedin (two assists). Burrows now has six of his 11 points from this season in the last four games. He's only owned in nine percent of Yahoo leagues so at least add him to your watch list.
Alex Burrows thinks he could've had 4 goals | 03/13/2014 10:48 AM
NewsAlex Burrows escaped from his season-long, goalless slump with two tallies in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-2 shootout win over Winnipeg Wednesday night, but the veteran right winger thinks he could have scored four.
Impact"It was one of those nights where the puck was finding me around the net," said a relieved Burrows. "I had a lot of chances. Honestly, I think I could have had four. The reaction from the guys after the first one was funny. I know they've been pulling for me for a long time and they want the best for me and it was nice to see them react that way. It's always tough when you don't score, especially for that long. I never experienced something like that. It's tough to put into words. You feel like you're letting the guys down and letting the team down. I need to step up my game to help them out. We know these points are important for us."
Alex Burrows snaps goal slump in Canucks win | 03/12/2014 10:47 PM
NewsAlex Burrows shattered his goal-scoring slump in a big way Wednesday night, sniping a pair of goals in the Canucks' 3-2 shootout victory over Winnipeg.
ImpactThese were the struggling winger's first goals in 41 games, and just his seventh and eighth points through 36 games this season. Burrows even came close to completing the hat trick in overtime, nonetheless the Canucks eventually won the game on a Chris Higgins shootout goal.
Alex Burrows goalless through 32 games | 03/06/2014 6:39 PM
NewsAlex Burrows still doesn't have a goal in 32 games this season.
ImpactHe has five assists and a minus-13 rating on the year, but he hasn't picked up a point in his last five outings.
Canucks have worst first line in the NHL | 03/02/2014 10:12 AM
NewsThe Vancouver Canucks have had no scoring from their top line since the start of 2014.
ImpactDaniel Sedin has yet to score, Henrik Sedin has yet to score and Alex Burrows has not scored at all this season and yet coach John Tortorella continues to march them out as a unit. That's pretty sad production from the trio and they better get moving shortly or the Canucks will find themselves on the outside looking in as far as the playoffs are concerned.
| 02/27/2014 2:07 AM
NewsAlex Burrows returned to action on Wednesday February 26.
Tortorella: Alex Burrows is 'progressing' | 02/22/2014 8:16 PM
NewsAlex Burrows (hand) is "progressing," according to Canucks coach John Tortorella.
ImpactBurrows suffered a sprained hand in Vancouver's last game before the Olympic break on Feb. 8. Though he's getting better, he still didn't practice Saturday. Burrows has five assists in 28 games this season.
Alex Burrows (hand) should play Wednesday | 02/20/2014 6:15 PM
NewsAlex Burrows sustained a sprained hand in Vancouver's last game before the Olympic break.
ImpactHe didn't skate on Wednesday when the Canucks returned to practice, but he's expected to be available to play in the team's first game back against St. Louis on Wednesday.
Alex Burrows hasn't scored a goal in 27 games | 02/08/2014 11:22 AM
NewsCanucks forward Alex Burrows hasn't scored a goal in his past 27 games.
ImpactAs they prepare for a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight, the Canucks are on their worst pointless streak in 15 years, with sixt straight losses in regulation time. If they lose in regulation in their last pre-Olympic game tonight in Toronto, it will match the longest 0-for streak since the team set its franchise record of 10 straight losses in 1997.
Alex Burrows' scoring woes continue | 01/29/2014 10:35 AM
NewsAlex Burrows hasn't found the back of the net yet this season.
Impact"Maybe the timing is off a little bit," Burrows said. "You know, finding those tiny lanes to make a pass, or make a play, or taking that extra second to hold on to pucks instead of just chipping it in. But that's not an excuse. I have to be better to help this team win games." Burrows has to wear a jaw protector because of an injury suffered on Dec. 1 and he admitted that it's actually led to some vision problems on the ice. He's usually good for at least 25 goals and around 50 points, but he has just three assists in 22 contests in 2013-14.
Alexandre Burrows might be worth a gamble | 01/21/2014 8:50 PM
NewsAlexandre Burrows is available in 78% of Yahoo fantasy hockey leagues.
ImpactThe 32 year-old suffered a broken jaw on Dec. 1 and has collected just three assists through 16 contests this season, but he has been a fantasy factor in the past. The Quebec native recorded 28, 35, 26 and 28 goals respectively between 2008-2013, although the feisty winger scored just 13 goals in last year's shortened season.
Alex Burrows (broken jaw) will play Saturday | 01/18/2014 2:47 PM
NewsAlex Burrows (jaw) will return to Vancouver's lineup Saturday night.
Vancouver Canucks on Twitter
ImpactHe hasn't played since Dec. 1 because of a broken jaw. Burrows had no goals and three assists in 17 games before getting injured, but he should be better upon his return especially if he gets to play with the Sedin twins. He's worth taking a chance on.
Alex Burrows on track to return next week | 01/11/2014 12:52 PM
NewsAlex Burrows is expected to be back in Vancouver's lineup from a broken jaw on Saturday, Jan. 18 against Calgary.
Impact"That's exactly what the doctor said when I met with him again on Dec. 31 in Nashville," Burrows said. "I flew down there for a follow-up appointment to see where we were at. He said I'll be able to go after the Phoenix game." That means he'll miss the Canucks' next three games. Burrows took part in his first full practice with the team on Thursday.
Alex Burrows (broken jaw) out roughly 4 weeks | 12/03/2013 5:09 PM
NewsThe Vancouver Canucks estimate that Alex Burrows (broken jaw) will miss about four weeks.
Canucks.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactBurrows sustained the injury on Sunday and underwent surgery on Monday. This is the latest blow in what has been a rough season for him. Burrows also missed the better part of October with a foot injury and has just three assists in 17 games in 2013-14.
Vancouver loses Alex Burrows to jaw injury | 12/03/2013 10:14 AM
NewsAlex Burrows is out indefinitely with a broken jaw.
Dan Murphy on Twitter
ImpactBurrows suffered the injury when he was hit by Chris Tanev's clearing attempt on Sunday. He still managed to return and finish that game, but it sounds like he'll need to miss about a month to recover. He typically brings provides fantasy owners with at least 25 goals and 100 penalty minutes, but this season he has just three assists, 17 penalty minutes, and a minus-seven rating in 17 games.
Alex Burrows okay after getting hit by puck | 12/02/2013 9:27 AM
NewsAlex Burrows returned to action Sunday after getting hit by a Chris Tanev shot earlier in the game.
ImpactThe shot hit Burrows in the jaw causing bleeding inside his mouth and cutting his neck. He needed only one stitch but was worried when he saw all the bleeding as he thought about the incident in 1989 when goaltender Clint Malarchuk almost bled to death from a skate cut on his neck. "I lost a few pieces of teeth inside," Burrows said. "But it was just more scary that I didn't know what was happening on the outside. Inside my mouth, it was filling up with blood. I put my hand on my neck and I saw a lot of blood right away. That's why I kind of panicked a little bit and tried to get off the ice. I remember as a kid, watching Clint Malarchuk. I remember my parents saying: 'If anything like that ever happens to you, get off the ice and see a doctor as fast as you can.' Obviously, it was far from as serious as that." Burrows is having a poor season with only three assists and a minus-seven rating in 17 games.
Alex Burrows goalless in 13 games | 11/25/2013 10:52 AM
NewsAlex Burrows is getting frustrated that he has yet to score a goal this season.
ImpactBurrows has played 13 games with three assists and no goals. "The worst part is you feel like you let your teammates down and it's not a good feeling," said Burrows. "A goal here and there could change the story line at the end of the night. You have to put in the extra work. Work harder in the gym and on the ice and prepare harder. Eat better and sleep better and if you do all those things, you're going to get your luck." Burrows is too good a player to remain in this slump so he is a good buy low candidate at this time.
Canucks' Alex Burrows struggling noticeably | 11/18/2013 10:01 AM
NewsRight winger Alex Burrows hit the post in Vancouver's 2-1 loss to Dallas Sunday night but he hasn't scored in the nine games he's played since returning from a foot fracture.
Impact"I'm still stuck at zero but I've got to stay positive," said Burrows. "I've been through this before. It's not the best shot, they just find a way to trickle in."
Alex Burrows back on the top line in practice | 11/17/2013 9:02 AM
NewsAlex Burrows was back on the top line with Henrik and Daniel Sedin on Saturday.
ImpactThe Canucks moved Ryan Kesler down to center the second line with Jannik Hansen and Christopher Higgins. Burrows suffered a broken foot earlier in the season and missed 12 games but is rounding into form. He has only three assists in nine games with a minus-four rating but is set to get out of his slump as he should see plenty of ice time and chances with the Sedin twins.
Alex Burrows gets his first points of 2013-14 | 11/08/2013 11:10 AM
NewsAlex Burrows has recorded two assists in a 4-2 victory against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.
ImpactBurrows has been limited to just six games this season due to a broken foot and he didn't record a point in his previous five contests. He should heat up as the season progresses and while he's not likely to have much more than 40 points by the end of 2013-14, he's also likely to give you about a penalty minute per contest.
Alex Burrows (foot) will suit up Monday night | 10/28/2013 2:41 PM
NewsAlex Burrows will make his return to Vancouver's lineup Monday night.
ImpactHe has missed the past 12 games with a broken foot, which sustained a shot block in the team's season opener. During Monday's practice, he skated with Mike Santorelli and Chris Higgins.
Alex Burrows to return to action this week | 10/28/2013 10:54 AM
NewsAlex Burrows (foot) is slated to return to action this week.
ImpactIt's good news for Burrows, the Canucks and his fantasy owners but he may not start on the first line with the Sedin twins as the Canucks are coming off a seven game road trip in which they went 5-1-1 and coach John Tortorella may not want to upset the chemistry. He should help the power play as it is sixth worst in the NHL.
Alex Burrows (foot) to practice fully Thurs. | 10/24/2013 1:14 PM
NewsAlex Burrows (foot) is slated to participate in a full practice with the Canucks on Thursday.
Dan Murphy on Twitter
ImpactHe was injured in Vancouver's regular-season opener when he blocked a shot off his foot.
Alex Burrows (foot) not close to returning | 10/17/2013 11:27 AM
NewsAlex Burrows isn't close to returning from a foot injury.
ImpactBurrows is still wearing a protective boot. He suffered the injury while blocking a shot on Oct. 3.
Alex Burrows (foot) to miss a couple of weeks | 10/05/2013 4:33 PM
NewsAlex Burrows is expected to be out of action for a couple of weeks with a foot injury.
ImpactHe was seen on crutches and wearing a 'moon boot' Saturday morning. Burrows was injured when he blocked a shot against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, but coach John Tortorella wouldn't say if it was fractured. "I just don't think we need to give out that information," said the Vancouver bench boss. "He's going to be out for a couple of weeks and that's the way we're going to leave it for right now."
Torts thinks Alex Burrows will play Saturday | 10/04/2013 4:46 PM
NewsAlex Burrows received a maintenance day Friday, but coach John Tortorella believes that he'll play Saturday night.
Dan Murphy on Twitter
ImpactTortorella hasn't spoken to team trainers yet though. Burrows was reportedly seen limping following Thursday's loss to San Jose.
Alex Burrows is slated to play with Sedins | 10/03/2013 4:22 PM
NewsAlex Burrows is projected to start the regular season with the Sedin twins.
ImpactHe has been practicing there of late. It was initially speculated that Burrows would open the year with Ryan Kesler and Zack Kassian would play with the twins, but Kassian's suspension may have changed those plans.
Burrows effort comes up short, VAN eliminated | 05/08/2013 1:41 AM
NewsAlex Burrows scored a goal and added an assist in a losing effort, as the Vancouver Canucks were eliminated in four games thanks to a 4-3 overtime loss on Tuesday.
ImpactSecondary scoring was a major issue for the Canucks throughout the season, and the problem was exacerbated in the four-game sweep. Burrows did his best to keep the Canucks alive, but it wasn't enough. Having been eliminated in the first round for the second straight season, expect some changes up front in the Canucks lineup this summer.
Alex Burrows scores in Canucks loss | 05/06/2013 1:10 AM
NewsAlex Burrows scored his first goal of the postseason Sunday, but the Canucks were upended by San Jose by a score of 5-2.
ImpactThe first goal of the playoffs for the power forward allowed each of the Sedins to record their second assist of the series, however it was far from enough for Vancouver, who also received a late tally from blueliner Dan Hamhuis. The Canucks now find themselves in the unenviable position of trailing their series by a score of 3-0.
Alex Burrows two point night leads Canuck | 03/29/2013 3:19 AM
NewsAlex Burrows scored his eighth goal of the season and added an assist in the Canucks 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
ImpactBurrows is back where he belongs, flanking the Sedin twins. The result was the trio each recording a goal and an assist. There is a ton of chemistry with this group and the grit Burrows brings to the line is the perfect blend to the Sedin's skilled perimeter game. He's a solid source of points, hits and PIM's so keep throwing him out there while he's on the Canucks top line.
Alex Burrows likely to play with Sedin twins | 03/28/2013 4:16 PM
NewsAlex Burrows will be back with the Sedin twins for Thursday's game versus Colorado.
ImpactHe skated with the Daniel and Henrik during the team's game-day practice. Burrows has been ice cold with three goals and no assists in his past 11 games, so getting back on the same line as the Sedins could get him back on track.
Alex Burrows grabs two points in Canucks' win | 02/22/2013 12:15 AM
NewsRight winger Alex Burrows scored a goal and added an assist to help the Vancouver Canucks edge the Stars in Dallas Thursday night.
ImpactBurrows raised his point total on the season to 10 with his fifth goal and his fifth assist. Ryan Kessler also contributed two points to the Canucks' victory, his second and third of the season. Kevin Bieksa had his fifth goal of the season while Henrik Sedin and Jason Garrison each potted their second goals of the campaign.
Alex Burrows has new linemates at practice | 02/04/2013 12:48 PM
NewsAlex Burrows had new linemates Jordan Schroeder and Mason Raymond in practice Sunday.
ImpactSchroeder was centering the line as Burrows had been in the middle between Christopher Higgins and Jannik Hansen in previous games since getting bumped off the top line in favor of Zack Kassian. "I don't know if that's it," Burrows said of the new combination. "It was news to me until practice today. They're two fast guys who can generate some offense, if that's the way the line-up is tomorrow." Stay tuned.
Alex Burrows shines in losing effort | 01/28/2013 12:36 AM
NewsAlex Burrows scored the only Vancouver goal in a 4-1 loss to San Jose Sunday night.
ImpactThe rough-and-tumble winger delivered a very Burrows-like performance in this contest as he registered a plus-1 rating, six shots on goal as well as six penalty minutes. This is exactly why you drafted him.
Alex Burrows centers second line Sunday | 01/21/2013 12:58 PM
NewsAlex Burrows centered Christopher Higgins and Jannik Hansen.
ImpactBurrows moved off the first line as coach Alain Vigneault moved Zack Kassian with the Sedin twins. The Canucks are lacking at center with the injury to Ryan Kesler so look for Burrows to get a big chance, especially if Kassian clicks on the top line.
|Goals||1||6 times-last:at CBJ||last:Nov 28||2|
|Assists||2||at StL||Oct 23||2|
|Points||2||at StL||Oct 23||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||2 times-last:at Edm||last:Nov 19||15|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:at CBJ||last:Nov 28||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||at Cgy||Oct 8||1|
|Power Play Points||1||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Dec 20||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||27 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Dec 20||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||27 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Dec 20||1|
|Shots||5||2 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Nov 25||6|
|Games||82||3 times-last: 2009-10 (Van)|
|Penalty Minutes||179||2007-08 (Van)|
|Power Play Goals||4||2009-10 (Van)|
|Shorthanded Goals||5||2009-10 (Van)|
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