Burrows signs four-year extension.

The Vancouver Canucks announced the re-signing of winger Alex Burrows to a four-year, $18 million contract extension. Burrows was eligible for UFA status next summer, and his new deal is worth an average annual salary of $4.5 million.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: So much for the theory Burrows wouldn’t be re-signed before this CBA expired. Burrows’ agent suggested his client was comparable to Chicago’s Patrick Sharp, but this deal is worth considerably less than the five-year, $29.5 million he’s getting.  Evidently Burrows feels he’s not going to get much better than that under a new CBA. It’s a significant raise above the $2.5 million he’ll earn in the final season of his current contract. 

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2 Responses to Canucks re-sign Burrows.

  1. gameon63 says:

    the kind of heart and soul player every team needs. he can be moved up and down the lineup effectively and is just as valuable for his defensive play and penalty killing. those of you who think he’s lucky to be playing with the Sedins and benefits greatly from being on their line should know that numerous players auditioned with the Sedins (incuding former captains Linden and Naslund) without much success until Burrows clicked. the goals he gets are usually timely and until recently were done without the benefit of ANY powerplay time.

  2. Sean says:

    The Canucks are lucky that Burrows wants to stay in Vancouver so much! He is such a team guy and is so valuable. He was great before he jumped on a line with the Sedins, killing penalties and the effort he puts in every game is awesome! The offense he’s able to produce is an added bonus!

    He’s no Patrick Sharp, but he’s more valuable then Shane Doan! (And making less money!)

    Happy to have Mr. Burrows back in our line-up!

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