Canucks re-up Burrows for four years

Vancouver Canucks Maxim Lapierre (L) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames with teammate...

Vancouver Canucks Maxim Lapierre (L) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames with teammate Alex Burrows (R) during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia March 31, 2012. (REUTERS)

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, Last Updated: 10:38 PM ET

Alexandre Burrows is set to more than double his salary under terms of a four-year contract extension he signed Friday.

The 31-year-old winger will make an average of $4.5 million annually, according to multiple reports. He was about to enter the final season of a four-year contract worth $2 million annually. Burrows could have become an unrestricted free agent after the coming season.

"Me and my family really like it here in Vancouver, we like the organization, it's a team that wants to win and wants to win the Stanley Cup and that's exactly what I want to do," Burrows told canucks.com. "It makes sense for me to get a deal done, and to be here for another five years will be a lot of fun."

Burrows had 28 goals and 24 assists in 80 games last season. The native of Pincourt, Que., has spent seven seasons with the Canucks, most notably as a linemate for Daniel and Henrik Sedin.


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