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Alex Burrows | Winger

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/11/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 188
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The displacement of Alex Burrows in the Vancouver lineup is a feeling he's all too familiar with.
With the arrival of winger Radim Vrbata to play alongside Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Burrows will be bumped to Vancouver's second line, but this isn't the first time Vrbata has skated ahead of him on the depth chart. The two players were teammates for the Shawinigan Cataractes of the QMJHL in the early 2000s where Vrbata played a much more prominent role than Burrows. "He was a first-liner drafted by Colorado," Burrows recalls. "I was a fourth-liner that no one really knew about. We had a good time that year, but we lost in the final, which was disappointing." Whichever line he plays on, look for Burrows to bounce back this season after a difficult 2013-14 that was primarily caused by poor luck. Aug 9 - 1:36 PM

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Alex Burrows isn't concerned by his projected spot on the second line.

"The team winning games is way more important than me scoring goals with the twins," he said. Radim Vrbata is slated to play with Daniel and Henrik Sedin this coming season, while Burrows will skate alongside Nick Bonino and Zack Kassian or Jannik Hansen. New head coach Willie Desjardins met with him during the off-season and he told Burrows that he wants him to take on a leadership role and contribute more offensively. That could be a difficult task if he doesn't catch fire with Bonino.
Aug 8 - 11:48 AM

Alex Burrows will likely skate on the second line with Nick Bonino in 2014-15.

Radim 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.
Jul 4 - 9:42 AM

Team Canada coach Dave Tippett said that Alex Burrows (knee) "probably" could've played Tuesday against Norway if "we needed him to play."

That'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.
May 20 - 10:59 AM

Alex Burrows' knee injury might not be as serious as was initially feared.

Burrows suffered the injury because of a knee-on-knee hit from Italian forward Joachim Ramoser. He will be re-evaluated on Saturday.
May 16 - 1:40 PM

Alex Burrows suffered a knee injury during the world championship.

Burrows 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.
May 16 - 12:37 PM

Alex Burrows finished the 2013-14 season with only 15 points.

It 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.
Apr 14 - 10:19 AM

After his hit on top Ranger defenseman Ryan McDonagh earned him a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing this week, Canucks winger Alex Burrows said he had heard nothing regarding a possible suspension from the National Hockey League.

But he's heard plenty on Twitter. "There must have been 500 messages for me from Ranger fans," Burrows said. "'I'll kill your family, I want you to die.' Bad things. A lot of people were upset with me." So why read them? "I thought it was a little bit entertaining, too," Burrows said. "It's a way for people to communicate nowadays, but it is scary. I'm a little worried about my kids." Canucks goalie Eddie Lack, overhearing the conversation, said: "Twitter sucks, man."
Apr 5 - 11:12 AM

Alex Burrows feels that former Canucks coach Alain Vigneault was more rationale while their current bench boss, John Tortorella, relies on gut feelings.

"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.
Apr 1 - 10:37 AM

Alex Burrows (hand) will return to the Canucks' lineup on Wednesday.

It 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.
Mar 26 - 12:04 PM

Alex Burrows (hand) will not travel with the Vancouver Canucks.

In 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.
Mar 25 - 4:02 PM

Alex Burrows will not play in Sunday evening's game against Buffalo.

He 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.
Mar 23 - 1:38 PM

Alex Burrows didn't skate on Friday due to a hand injury.

Burrows was slashed by Shea Weber during Wednesday's game versus the Nashville Predators. Burrows stayed in the contest, but it sounds like he'll end up missing some playing time. "We don't have a final medical report yet but it doesn't look good," Canucks GM Mike Gillis said. "The preliminary analysis is not positive."
Mar 21 - 6:32 PM

Vancouver 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.

We'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.
Mar 17 - 10:38 PM

Alexandre Burrows has been a huge disappointment this season, but he might be heating up when the Vancouver Canucks need him the most.

Burrows 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.
Mar 16 - 7:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Shawn Matthias
3Brad Richardson
4Dustin Jeffrey
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Chris Higgins
4Tom Sestito
RW1Alex Burrows
2Radim Vrbata
3Jannik Hansen
4Derek Dorsett
5Linden Vey
6Zack Kassian
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
8Frank Corrado
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack
3Jacob Markstrom