Senators Acquire Alex Burrows from Canucks
The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch reports the Ottawa Senators acquired winger Alex Burrows from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for prospect forward Jonathan Dahlen.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Senators general manager Pierre Dorion made no secret of his search for depth at forward. In Burrows, he gets a veteran agitator with plenty of playoff experience who can skate on either wing and plays a decent defensive game.
The 35-year-old used to be a reliable scorer for the Canucks but age has diminished his offensive abilities. It’s unlikely he’ll regain that touch with the Sens, but should provide invaluable defensive grit to their forward lines.
Canucks GM Jim Benning gets a promising return in Dahlen. Though on the small side (5’11”, 176 pounds), the 19-year-old son of former NHLer Ulf Dahlen has good offensive skills and can play at center or on the wing. He could become a key part of the rebuilding Canucks’ future plans.
**UPDATE** The Senators also re-signed Burrows to a two-year, $5 million contract extension.