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Alexandre Burrows !!!

Awards and Achievements:
Stanley Cup Finalist (2011)

Selke voting – 11th(2009), 24th(2011), 25th(2008)

Fred J. Hume Award (unsung hero) (2008)
3 x Canucks` Most Exciting Player (2008, 2009, 2010)

Offensive Accomplishments:
Goals – 10th(2010)

Even Strength Goals – 8th(2010), 13th(2009), 14th(2011)
Short-Handed Goals – 1st(2010), 4th(2009), 8th(2008), 16th(2012)

Scoring Percentages:
Points – 61, 54, 48, 46
Goals – 69, 61, 58, 56

Best 6 Seasons - 259

Team Scoring:
Goals – 1st(2010), 1st(2013), 2nd(2009), 2nd(2012), 3rd(2011)
Even Strength Goals – 1st(2009), 1st(2010), 1st(2011), 1st(2012), 1st(2013)

Play-off Goals – 1st(2011), 1st(2013), 3rd(2012), 3rd(2009), 4th(2010)
Play-off Even Strength Goals – 1st(2009), 1st(2011), 1st(2012), 1st(2013), 3rd(2010)


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Originally Posted by Jim Hughson
Mr. Clutch!
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Originally Posted by John Shorthouse
Mr. Clutch!
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Originally Posted by The Hockey News - Player Biography
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).




Scouting Reports:
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Originally Posted by Sports Forecaster 2006-07
Burrows is an agitator with great wheels and offensive skills that are still developing. A solid bet for the bottom half of an NHL roster, he could move up Vancouver’s depth chart if he can score as he has in the past.
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Originally Posted by McKeen’s 2007-08
The hardworking agitator played his role well last year, finishing 4th on the team in hits, despite playing just 11:26 per game. He has also found a role as a decent penalty killer. You’ll never see Burrows beyond the 30-point plateau, however.
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Originally Posted by Sports Forecaster 2008-09
An agitator with a capital A, Burrows takes great pride in driving the opposition batty on a nightly basis. He’s starting to emerge as a secondary scorer, though his hands don’t dictate top-six work. Still, he is a key cog in Vancouver’s shift disturbance, and also led the club with a +11. Came out of nowhere and is forging a nice career.
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Originally Posted by McKeen’s 2009-10
Burrows used to team with Ryan Kesler on an abrasive line that drove the opposition crazy. Last season, his production exploded when moved into a top-6 role with the Sedins, giving the Canucks excellent depth. He still needs to learn when to tone down his antics and when to drop the gloves when the situation warrants it.
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Originally Posted by McKeen’s 2009-10
flourished with the Sedins as a torpedo puck chaser en route to a breakout campaign… versatile, hardworking agitator with terrific courage and tenacity… lacks explosiveness and can appear sluggish and awkward at times… yet generates surprising top speed from a hunched-over stride and is quite fluid in his pivots and turns… keeps his legs pumping and can inspire teammates with a ferocious hit… takes smart checking angles – adept at blocking lanes with his stick and body… makes poised and intelligent puckmoving decisions for the most part. Led the Canucks with 4 SHG and a whopping 24 at even strength, 13th-most in the league. Underwent wrist surgery after the playoffs to remove bone chips.
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Originally Posted by McKeen’s 2010-11
complemented the Sedin twins with a renewed passion for driving hard to the dirty areas, something he got away from early on… made headlines – and enemies – when he publicly exposed a referee for possible agame tampering in the form of phantom penalties… led the league in SHG and SHP… undisciplined at times though – took 48 minor penalties, 2nd-most in the league, and also hurt the team in the playoffs with some needless retaliatory behavior.
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Originally Posted by Hockey Prospectus 2010-11
Look at the list of Alexandre Burrows’ accomplishments, thanks to his amazing chemistry with the Sedins: he led the league in SHG, was 6th defensively among forwards (in GVT), eighth overall in drawing penalties, had the the 9th best ES scoring rate, was the 17th-most valuable player, 19th-best offensively and had one of the team’s best takeaway rates. Next, he needs to improve his discipline and his PP scoring. Chracter-wise, he’s best known for the unfortunate issue with referee Stephane Auger, but chalk that up to his competitive spirit. Burrows is beloved for his joking and teasing in the locker room
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Originally Posted by Sports Forecaster 2010-11
The NHL has a storied history of super pests, and Burrows is one of the best of the current lot. He has found a niche as a scorer playing with the Sedins, but he also sees plenty of shutdown time alongside Ryan Kesler.
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Originally Posted by Sports Forecaster 2011-12
elite agitator resumed his spot at RW with the Sedins for the most part. Once again, he proved to be a goal scoring threat. Never drafted, he made it to the league the old-fashioned way – through hard work. He showed that in spades come playoff time.
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Originally Posted by Hockey Prospectus 2011-12
Just 4 years ago, Burrows was known more for his abrasive nature and penchant for grabbing PIM than anything else. As the years go by, however, his point totals have increased and his PIM have steadily decreased. Burrows still gets under the skin of his opponents, but he has turned himself into a useful all-around NHL player rather than just a nominal pest. A frequent linemate of the Sedins, it’s easy to argue that Burrows’ goal totals and offensive GVT are inflated thanks to the quality of teammates. That said, he has also proven effective when skating on a line with Ryan Kesler against other teams’ big guns, meaning Burrows isn’t simply riding coattails.
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Originally Posted by McKeen’s 2011-12
tied for the team lead with 9 playoff gaols, including a pair of OT winners, becoming the 14th player in NHL history with two or more series-winning OT goals… Boston targeted him and were given added incentive after he was accused of biting Patrice Bergeron’s finger in Game 1… repeatedly provoked and lost his composure, his attempts to draw sympathy taking on comical proportions… did exhibit better restraint during the season, taking just 26 minors… a good player in his own right with many elements.
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Originally Posted by McKeen’s 2012-13
managed to stay out of trouble and continued to drive the Canucks’ engine with his energy, versatility and timely scoring… steadily maturing as a playmaker, relying less on individualistic solo rushes and integrating linemates better… hasn’t sacrificed net presence in the process – still a handful around the crease, hard to move, and very adept at establishing body position to play pucks directed at the net. Led Vancouver in ES goals for a fourth consecutive season.


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