44 Facts About Alex Burrows


Alex Burrows is currently an assistant coach for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League.

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Alex Burrows was known for playing in the style of an agitator before developing into a skilled, top line fixture.

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Alex Burrows is regarded for his remarkable ascension to the NHL from being an undrafted player in the ECHL.

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Alex Burrows was signed by the Vancouver Canucks in 2005 from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose.

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Alex Burrows has been inducted into the Canadian and International Ball Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Alex Burrows recorded 16 goals and 30 points over 63 regular season games, then added three points over 10 post-season games.

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Alex Burrows went on to lead his team in post-season scoring with nine goals and 21 points in 12 games as the Cataractes advanced to the Conference Finals, where they were eliminated in seven games by the Victoriaville Tigres.

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Alex Burrows appeared in two AHL games for Manitoba before being sent back down to the ECHL.

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Alex Burrows went on to finish the season with 29 goals and 73 points, second in points among Columbia players to league-scoring champion Tim Smith.

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Alex Burrows was initially sent back down to the ECHL after a training camp both he and head coach Randy Carlyle described as disappointing.

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Eight days later, Alex Burrows scored his first career NHL goal against Ed Belfour of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Alex Burrows finished with seven goals and 12 points over 43 games in his NHL rookie campaign.

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Alex Burrows contributed primarily on the team's penalty kill, which ranked first in the league.

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Alex Burrows struggled to produce offensively and recorded a career-low three goals and nine points in 81 games.

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Alex Burrows finished the campaign with 12 goals, 31 points and a team-high plus-minus of +11.

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Alex Burrows was voted by Canucks' fans to receive the team's Most Exciting Player Award and the Fred J Hume Award, given to the team's "unsung hero" as voted by the Canucks Booster Club.

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Alex Burrows finished the playoffs with three goals and an assist over 10 games.

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The segment was widely criticized for being biased against Alex Burrows and failing to illustrate both sides of the argument.

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Alex Burrows was not injured and did not miss any games thereafter.

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In 12 games, Alex Burrows scored three goals, two of which were into empty nets, and notched three assists.

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Alex Burrows finished the postseason with 9 goals and 17 points over 25 games.

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On March 16,2013, Alex Burrows scored a goal six seconds into a game against the Detroit Red Wings, setting a Canucks record for fastest goal scored to start a game.

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Alex Burrows played only a handful of games with the Sedins, mainly in the latter part of the season.

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Alex Burrows played 15 games in the 2017 playoffs before suffering an injury in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 17, subsequently ending his season.

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On February 7,2018, Alex Burrows was suspended ten games for kneeing New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall in the head during a game on February 6,2018.

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Alex Burrows' first full season in Ottawa was a disappointment, with the forward recording six goals in 71 games.

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On July 6,2018, it was announced that Alex Burrows had retired and that he would join the AHL's Laval Rocket as an assistant coach.

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On December 3,2019, Alex Burrows was inducted into the Vancouver Canucks Ring of Honour.

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On February 24,2021, Alex Burrows was named assistant coach of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens.

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On two separate occasions Alex Burrows told Patrick O'Sullivan "I will hurt you like your father did" once in the minors and once in the NHL.

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Alex Burrows began playing organized ball hockey at the age of 19.

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Alex Burrows went on to win the national championship in every year he played with the Red Lites.

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Alex Burrows was the tournament scoring leader in 2002 and 2003 and earned All-Star Team honours from 2002 to 2004.

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Alex Burrows was named the Tournament MVP by the Canadian Ball Hockey Association.

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Alex Burrows returned the following year to lead the Red Lites to a sixth consecutive title in 2006.

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Alex Burrows made his first appearance on the international stage in ball hockey when he was named to Canada's national ball hockey team for the 2003 World Championships in Sierre, Switzerland.

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Alex Burrows capped the season off by being named the 2005 International Player of the Year by the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation.

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Alex Burrows has credited ball hockey for his fitness and discipline which has carried over to the NHL.

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Alex Burrows is a member of the ISBHF Hall of Fame.

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Alex Burrows was born in Pincourt, Quebec, to parents Rodney and Carole.

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Alex Burrows's father emigrated from London, England, at 23, while his mother, a Quebec native, is an elementary school principal.

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Alex Burrows grew up speaking mostly French and attended French schools.

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Alex Burrows became a second-time father on March 4,2013, to a daughter named Lexie.

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Alex Burrows was the closest friend on the Canucks to former teammate Luc Bourdon, who died in a motorcycle accident in May 2008.

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