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PRINCETON, NJ- Former ECHL and current Vancouver Canucks left wing Alexandre Burrows is The MeiGray Group ECHL Alumnus of the Month for January.
The leading distributor of game- worn hockey jerseys and “Official Game-Worn Jersey Source of the ECHL,” MeiGray sold more than 700 game-worn jerseys in 2009-10 and has sold more than 5,500 since it became “The Official Game- Worn Jersey Source of the ECHL” in 2002-03.
The 29 year old had 11 points (4g-7a) in 14 games during the month helping the Canucks to an 8-2-4 record in January and opening up a 15-point lead over Colorado for first place in the Northwest Division.
Burrows has 29 points (12g-17a) in 41 games with Vancouver this season. Since making his NHL debut with the Canucks in 2005-06, he has 199 points (97g-102) in 411 regular-season games and 11 points (7g-4a) in 33 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
The Pincourt, Quebec native made his professional debut in the ECHL in 2002-03 scoring 32 points (13g-19a) in 66 games with Greenville and Baton Rouge. Burrows spent the 2003-04 season with the Columbia Inferno scoring 73 points (29g-44a) in 64 games while also taking part in the 2004 ECHL All-Star Game in Peoria, Ill. He appeared in four games with Columbia in 2004-05 scoring six points (5g-1a) before being recalled by Manitoba of the American Hockey Legaue where he scored 26 points (9g-17a) in 72 games.
There have been 460 players who have played in the NHL after playing in the ECHL including 17 this season and 35 in 2009-10. The ECHL has had 268 players reach the NHL since 2002-03 when it changed its focus to become the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. The ECHL had 97 players reach the NHL in its first 10 seasons and 215 in the first 15 years. There have been 204 ECHL players who have played their first game in the last six seasons for an average of 34 per year.