Vancouver Canucks Sign Alex Burrows To 4-Year, $18 Million Contract

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 04: Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates after scoring a goal in overtime against Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins to win Game Two of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena on June 4, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Canucks locked up their left wing Alex Burrows for four more years Friday with the CBA set to expire in only one day.

The Vancouver Canucks agreed to terms with left wing Alexandre Burrows on a four-year extension, according to team president and general manager Mike Gillis.

The deal is worth an annual base salary of $4.5 million, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

The 31-year-old Burrows showed off his clutch gene last season by setting a new career high with seven game-winning goals. Burrows has spent his entire seven-year career with the Canucks, receiving the club's "Most Exciting Player" award three consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010). In his 522 career games, he's logged 270 points (139-131-270) while also capturing the team record for most career overtime playoff goals (3).

According to Dan Murphy of Sports Net, the deal also includes a full no-trade clause for all four years. This deal also comes one day before the expiration of the NHL's CBA on Saturday. Burrows was thought to be looking for a five or six-year deal so it's possible he settled to have some job security.

Burrows racked up 52 points (28-24-52) in 80 games played in 2011-2012.

For more information on the Canucks and what this means for the team, head on over to Nucks Misconduct.

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