|2017 Season||2017||July 1st Status|
The Ottawa Senators are right in the thick of the Atlantic Division title race with the Montreal Canadiens, so they are out for a playoff upgrade and they may have found one in Alex Burrows, as they have acquired him from the Vancouver Canucks on Monday, a couple days ahead of the trade deadline.
The 2017 season may not be one of his better offensive years, but he does have a great deal of playoff experience and is known as a good personality in the dressing room, someone to improve the team as a whole.
On top acquiring the forward, the Senators were able to sign him to a 2-year contract extension, reportedly worth $2.5 million per season, which helped seal the deal.
In return, the Canucks get a significant prospect in Swedish forward Jonathan Dahlen, who was a 2nd round pick in this past June's draft. Dahlen had 5 goals and 6 points in seven games with Sweden at the World Juniors and is a point-per-game player in the Swedish Division 2 league.
Kristy & Don have one of their players join a playoff-bound team and that could get the juices going, as they have Burrows more for his ability to find his way to the penalty box and with the Senators losing Chris Neil to a broken finger this weekend, opens an opportunity for Burrows to play the pest all over again. The duo trail Marcie by 62 minutes in the PIM pool and the tide could start to turn with this move.