VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The Vancouver Canucks will be honouring ‘the dragon slayer’ Alex Burrows by inducting him into the Ring of Honour on December 3rd.
It will be part of the team’s 50th season celebrations, and on the same night the Canucks take on the Ottawa Senators.
The team had previously announced Burrows would be inducted at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
Jim Benning, Vancouver Canucks General Manager says Burrows’ story is one that resonates with fans.
“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,” says Benning. “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.”
Widely known as a fan favourite, Burrows played on a storied line with the Sedins for most of his career.
He ranks eighth in franchise history for most game-winners, added another three game-winners in the postseason, tying for 7th most in Canucks history and ranks sixth on the team’s all-time history list for games played.
Over his career, he was also named the “Most Exciting Player” three times for the Canucks and was named the team’s “Unsung Hero” in 2008.
The Canucks Ring of Honour was first launched in 2010, and Burrows will be the seventh member joining the ranks of Orland Kurtenbach, Kirk McLean, Thomas Gradin, Harold Snepsts, Pat Quinn and Mattias Ohlund.