Alex Burrows Joins Canucks Ring of Honour – Behind the Scenes

Alex Burrows Joins Canucks Ring of Honour – Behind the Scenes

(phone rings) – [Alex] Hello? – Hey Alex. – Alex, hi, it’s Francesco, how are you? – [Alex] Very good, yourself? – Very good, very good,
it’s been a while hey? – [Alex] It’s been a
while, how are things? – So listen Alex, the
reason I’m calling is, what we’d like to do is add
you to The Ring of Honour. – [Alex] Oh wow, that’d be… It’s really… I didn’t expect that at all, that’d be really special for me for sure. It’s something I’d love to
be a part of that’s for sure, it’d be an honour to be,
Vancouver’s always meant a lot, the organization,
yourself, your family and be a really nice for me
to wrap it up that way, that’d be special for me and my family, that’s for sure, I’d love that. I’m really honored and I
don’t really know what to say but I’d be really
flattered by it for sure. – Well listen, you know
how I feel about you Alex, we’ve always had a great
relationship since the beginning when you came undrafted and you represent all the Canucks values
that we adhere to so, yeah, it’s gonna be a special night. You know, I can’t think of anybody else who deserves it more than you. – [Alex] Oh, thank you very
much, it means a lot to me. – Yeah.
– Coming from you. So thanks a lot for that. (inspirational music) I feel good, I’ve been
keeping myself busy obviously with three kids that are
running around at home and now with my new post-career
job with Laval Rocket, keeps me pretty busy so I’m on the ice still with the guys everyday. After losing to the Blackhawks
three years in a row and then finishing first in the league, up three-nothing in the
series, tied three-three then finally after playing game seven and we really wanted to get
it done for the fan base, for each other too, who
knows what would happen if we had lost that game with
management, coaching staff, twins, who knows what could happen? The wildest thing is next morning
my daughter was born so… It was a crazy 24 hours that’s for sure. You’re asked to be a good
hockey player on the ice but what’s even better as a player is you’re asked to be involved
in the community quite a bit and those are life-changing
experiences for us players, they’re super humbling experiences. As you get older and realize that, wow this is a great community
and you can have an impact, a positive impact on so many lives. – You met her one time here.
– Aw. – Four, six, so now she’s eight. – Aw, you’re a big girl
now, good to see you. (inspirational upbeat music) Can you do the floss? Yes? Ah yeah, you’re good at it, nice. (upbeat music) Oh I think they’re
probably equal up there. (audience laughs) Like, I don’t hate them,
they’re just teams that we had good rivalries
against and they took stuff that we would have like to have took. I’d say Boston is probably the team that I’d like to give it back to them one day. (audience laughs) But, this time when I went to Ottawa, we beat them in the first
one and I was so happy that, to just stick it to them at
least in the first round. Spencer, so nice to
meet you, this is Jacob. Jacob, give pound. Yes, Lexi, pound too. Yes. Oh, this is going to be fun to do. Hey Griffin, how are you
buddy, how you doing? To be a Canucks player
you’re not only asked to be a good hockey player,
you’re asked to be good in the community and for me
to spend a couple hours here and make these kids’ day,
it’s well worth it for me and for my kids and for my family, so any time I’m asked for I’m up for it. How did you do that? Chocolate inside the lollipop. What’s super important I
think we were super fortunate as being pro-athletes is
to play the game we love and getting paid big money to do it. For me, I remember as a kid
meeting some Montreal Canadiens it was, it made my day,
made my year almost so, it’s not much that we need
to be accountable for it as a pro-athlete and it’s always fun to be out in the community. That looks good, you did a good
job Griffin, very good job. Aw, thank you very much. Aw. (gentle music) Never would I thought to
be standing here today to receive this honour at this building. This city, this organization’s
always meant so much to me so today to make it
come almost full circle will be a fun day and
I’m gonna really enjoy it and hopefully, emotions of joy. For me, emotions of pride. Like, this organization
was so good for me, they gave me my first chance. I’ve had so much fun
working for this team, working in this great community, I’ve had some life-changing experiences, I’ve made some great friendships, always enjoyed my time here, and even if we didn’t
achieve our ultimate goal, it’s still really a lot of fun and it’s always gonna have
a special place in my heart. (gentle piano music) All the fans have always
been so good to me, and this, yeah, feels like, super fair, always treated me really good, through the good times and the bad times. And I remember all the sell-outs, all the times they always cheered for me, everybody that always supported
me away from the rinks, so they made it special for me. And hopefully tonight I can
thank them one last time. (gentle piano music) Oh, nice. – Look cool? – Really cool. So they’re going for warm-up like that? Nice. Oh, it’s gonna be cool. (gentle piano music) Who would have thought, hey? Well, thank you very much,
now, we’re really good, thank you for that. – Yep, it’s a pleasure.
– Appreciate it. Thank you Patty what an honour,
thank you very much man. (laughs)
– It’s a pleasure. – Appreciate it, ah, we good. (gentle piano music) – It’s a special night, someone’s going up into
the Ring of Honour. I wanted us to personally
be able to congratulate Alex on his special night. Burr, come on in. Guys, Alex Burrows. (team applauds) For those who don’t know Burr, or don’t know his story that well. Okay, two years in the East Coast League? Started with two years
in the East Coast League, played a year and a half
in the American League, grinded it out as a fourth liner to start, and ultimately became a top line player in the NHL for a while, that’s a huge part of our organization. When you talk about Burr he probably, as much as any players that
we’ve talked about here, he exemplifies what it
means to be a Canuck. He did whatever it took
to make it to the NHL, he did whatever it took to win. He was the ultimate competitor,
the ultimate teammate and probably even a better person, which I dunno if you
can say anything better about a hockey player so Burr, congrats. – Thank you very much.
– It’s a special night, well deserved, I’m happy for you. – Boys just wanted to
get you a little present to congratulate you on your
huge career as a Canuck, I mean, you’re a huge inspiration
to me and a lot of guys in this room so.
– Thank you very much. Thank you boys.
– Congratulations. (team applauds) – Thank you boys, have a
good night, have a good game, you guys are playing well right now. I watch a lot of your games and you guys are playing the right
way and keep playing hard, keep it tight and go to work
tonight against these guys. (team applauds) Thank you, thanks Stech.
– Congrats brother. – Thank you, appreciate it. – Hi Tanev, have a good night man. Hey Benn, how are you man?
– Congratulations buddy. – Thank you man, appreciate it. Hey Quinn, thank you, appreciate it man. Hey Myers, thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thank you very much, thank you. Great aim against us last week,
you stole one for the boys. – Congrats man.
– Have a good night man. Very good, yourself?
– Good. Nancy’s looking forward to seeing you. Thank you JT.
– Oh, I can’t wait. – Thank you Adam, thank you very much. Have a good night boys. Thank you Lou. thank you very much, appreciate it. Elias, thank you man, appreciate it, have a good night, have fun. – Congrats man.
– Hi man, thank you, appreciate it. Thank you boys, have a good one. – Congrats
– Have fun boys, hey. S’up Virt, have a good night man. Josh, have a good night man. Good luck, thank you, I appreciate it man. – Congrats.
– Thank you man appreciate it. Hey Goldie, how are ya man?. (inspirational music) (crowd applauds) – [Announcer] Accompanied by
daughters Victoria and Lexi, son Jacob and wife Nancy,
please welcome home Alex Burrows. (crowd applauds)
(inspirational music) – Say “Hello,” say “Hello”. (crowd applauds)
(inspirational music) – [Announcer] Alex Edler
is here to present you Alex with a beautiful, new Rolex watch. – Thank you very much. (speaks in foreign language) (crowd cheers) Thank you very much man,
thank you very much. – High five?
– High five. Hockey’s always been
my number one passion. Ever since I was a kid, I always dreamed of playing in the NHL. But, passion is not the only thing you need to get to the NHL. For me, hard work, never being satisfied, never-quit attitude and
always wanting to get better and a great supporting cast
around me made it possible. Vancouver, thanks for the memories and you always have a
special place in my heart. Thank you very much, have a good one. (crowd cheers and applauds)
(inspirational music) (crowd cheers) (inspirational music) (speaks in foreign language) (inspirational music) – [Commentator] And now
here comes Adam Gaudette in. Gaudette centers, Roussel scores! Eh le but, Canucks! – [Person] We scored, it was Rousse. – Really?
– Yeah. – Did he do a bow and arrow?
– Yep. I knew he was gonna, I knew
he was gonna have a night. (upbeat music) Oh yeah, he pointed at me
and then he did like that. – Oh, I don’t know it’s
something I thought if I scored like him, a little respect to my idol and just, that happened. (upbeat music) – [Crowd] ♪ Alex Burrows! ♪ ♪ Alex Burrows! ♪ ♪ Alex Burrows! ♪ ♪ Alex Burrows! ♪ ♪ Alex Burrows! ♪ ♪ Alex Burrows! ♪ (upbeat music)

Comments (100)

  1. Burrows was a part of the best team we’ve ever had. such a special player and an amazing person. but those days are right back around the corner for us canucks fans. #Burrrrrrr

  2. I love and miss him so much <3

  3. A true heart and soul of the team back then. Well deserved and he'll be missed

  4. I miss the good old days with Burr and the Sedins ?

  5. Class, class act. Thanks for the memories

  6. Oh wow.. Why did I have to cut so much onions watching this! ??

  7. Crazy how Burr knows a lot of guys on the team even though he doesn't need to keep up with the team no more

  8. There will never be a more dedicated, hard working player in the Canucks organization than Alex Burrows.

  9. Thanks Burrrrr for all the moments so many clutch shoot out goals, clutch game winners and your overall performance with Hank and Dank cause you made that line complete. Thanks Burrrr wish every player was like you sacrifice dollars for the good of the team.

  10. Hope he eventually replaces Travis Green

  11. I know it's not the same but I feel Gaudette could be our new Burrows

  12. Love ya Alex!!! Great career here

  13. The Rooster Goal was all part of Gaud's plan.

  14. We love you Burr. you meant so much for our family and as a Canuck fan!! We love you and thank you!

  15. I miss those days ! 2011 Stanley cup run! Damn! We were so close to capturing the Cup that season!

    I remember going crazy after Burr scored to send the Blackhawks home in the 1st round playoffs G7 ! And then the wrap around goal in game 2 of the finals against Boston!
    Good old memories!

  16. LOL Burr to DiPietro: "Hey goalie! Appreciate it, man."

  17. This was amazing thanks for everything Burr really gonna miss watching him play

  18. My all-time favourite Canuck. Scored clutch goals and played with energy every game. Players like that are hard to find.

  19. its sad that the 2011 team couldn't win the cup. Especially now since they will never get to do it again

  20. Not gonna lie tear up a little bit. Congratulations and well deserved.

  21. I met him at a habs game. I felt like telling him I was a bruins fan but nah didn’t want him to hate me

  22. Met burrows in LA once he’s one of the greatest people I’ve ever met so glad he was a Canuck

  23. Being a Canucks fan my whole life a true big respect for Burr ✊ WE LOVE YOU BURR

  24. awesome! Congrats!

  25. Watching Roussel last year sure reminded me of Burrows , going hard every shift .

  26. Thank you burr my idol my hero

  27. Did he retire? Or nah

  28. He's so cute and what an amazing inspiration he is to us all! Love you Burrows! ???

  29. Yeah, he was something, sacrificing his body to block shots, and that sixth sense anticipation. Remember those amazing short-handed breakaways? 'Forehand, backhand, HE SCORES!' roofing it over another hapless goaltender. Thanks, Alex, you gave me many a happy hockey moment.

  30. Burrows is a great human being! Definitely worthy of the Ring of Honour! Congrats Burr! Forever a canuck.

  31. Burr's eyes lit up when he heard Rous scored

  32. Crap would have loved to see the Sedins in the locker room to congratulate him. Those three are literally the best canucks line

  33. I was smiling the entire time watching this. Wonderful stuff, I'm so glad Burrows honoured for all his dedication to this team. Also, what a crazy thing to see Pettersson, Hughes and Burrows in the same room lol

  34. Onions, too much onions here. ?

  35. Can’t like this video enough! Tough to explain to people why this guy meant so much to Canucks fans but this video does his legacy justice!

  36. I love how he thanked the whole team and even gave a compliment to Mike.

  37. Great memories of his time playing with the twins. His work ethic made him the line mate the twins never had.

  38. Forever a Canuck, Dragon Slayer

  39. This put a big smile to my face. One of my favorite Canucks. I'm not surprised they did well in the first period. That was awesome.

  40. Man burr is the man, wish we got a cup w that insane group we had but they’ll always be remembered by us. Burr always gave it 100% he deserves the ring of honour

  41. Is that Ferland sitting beside Leivo and Goldy?

  42. So many special nights recently and great memories made times ahead are bright let’s do This!

  43. Forever a Canuck vs the Sens tonight it felt like everyone had #14 all game on the jersey how they played now coach of Laval rockets where he grew up such s great inspiration I started watching hockey in 2011 during the run for Vancouver burr was one of my favs if not my fav he’s a lot like flower great ceremony and behind the scenes and thanks burr!

  44. Awesome behind the scenes moments of Burrows. Congrats to Burrows and well done Canucks for honoring this classy Canuck legend!

  45. Any dislikes are Blackhawks fans

  46. Thank you so much for putting this together!

  47. Im not crying youre crying

  48. Pure Heart!
    Always a pleasure watching Alex play.
    Never stop Chasing your Dreams!

    Team Nly.

  49. If Henrik wasn’t named captain, it would have been Burrows for me! My favourite player ever of past Canuck players & I’ve followed the Canucks since they’re entry into the NHL in 1970!

  50. Alex Burrows. Do we really need him?

    Only CDCers will understand this.

  51. Retiring a 400 point player? Okay Canucks…

  52. Man I had tears in my eyes. That team was destined for greatness…only to fall short. I've spent 32 years of my life waiting for the cup in Vancouver, I can see this young team doing it. Thank you so much for the memories Burr.

  53. I was a Burrows fan but not sure he belongs in the ring of honor. 822 games played, 193 goals and 191 assists for 384 points? I live in Vancouver and I saw him throughout his career. No one played better with the Sedins than him. I was born in Montreal so I guess for me it takes a lot more than his stats and him slaying the dragon to get him in the ring. I know people in Edmonton are probably going Huh? as well.

  54. I love watching dirty players which is why Burrows is my favourite player!!!!!!

  55. Ring of Honour? Don't you at least have had to have won a Cup, at least one, to even have a ring of honour? The no-Cup Canucks.

  56. tom cruises doppelganger

  57. Went to his hockey school 4 years ago and broke my leg during training. This beauty came to see me a couple days later and apologized even though he had nothing to do with my injury. Hell of a player and hell of a man! Well deserved Alex!

  58. People who dislike this video have no respect nor do they have a heart. As a flames fan. I respect Burrows, and the behind the scenes stuff and the ceremony was very touching, and heartfelt.

  59. So beautiful I cried

  60. amazing guy and player! will never forget his dragon slaying goal!

  61. Who disliked this?!

  62. He didn't really sound surprised at all.

  63. Not a Cunucks fan but I love this videos. Alex Burrows was incrediblr player and sportsman. So sad they couln't beat the f'in Bruins im 2011.

  64. Congrats, Biter…

  65. I’m a Blackhawks fan. So ticked when Alex scored that goal. ? ? ?

  66. Anyone who thinks most NHL players are not special athletes is insane!! Nothing but class in the way they give their time to children's hospitals… And around their community… I will never forgive that COW Jessica Allen for what she said about white hockey players!! How dare you… ?!!!

  67. Everything with the Canucks is just a celebration of mediocrity at best.

  68. OMG his comment to Mikey made me laugh and melt Haha ?

  69. Please get LUUUUUUU

  70. Who and why is there a super gut guy in the locker room with the team? 6:32–7:16 he really looks out of place LOL! Way to go Burr you defied all odds and carved legendary status for this team and city. Well done Dragon Slayer

  71. Video was awesome until the little girl started flossing.


  73. Only thing he will be remembered for was biting Bergerons finger . What a jerk.

  74. Was the ring designed by the great jewelry house known as “Le Patrice Bergeron’s”?

    Pretty low standards for this honour…guess it goes with never winning the Cup, eh?

  75. Burrrrrrr. My all time favorite.

  76. True competitor and warrior on and off the ice. Was hated fiercely by opponents and loved by teammates . What it truly means to be a Canuck. Never ever stopped believing, never quit! Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do Mr. Dragonslayer Alexandre Burrows

  77. Top 5 Canucks of my lifetime: 1. Pavel Bure 2. Alex Burrows 3. The Sedins 4. Todd Bertuzzi 5. Kirk McLean

  78. It’s honestly so emotional watching all these players I watched as a young kid retire and become ring of honour inductees and retire jerseys. The memories I have I was around 7 when burrows slayed the dragon but I remember it like it was yesterday. He had been a big inspiration on me to thrive and push my self in all sports I play and to watch his name forever being Stamped to the roof of Rogers arena is the single most joyful yet sad things I’ve ever witnessed. Good luck Burr with the rest of what lies ahead for ya ❤️

  79. Add ryan kesler and kevin bieksa and luongo to the ring too

  80. This whole thing is wacky to me. Alex was know for a lot of things, but honour was not one of them.

  81. Awesome video! Thanks for filming and sharing with us! Hahaha yes I still hate Boston!

  82. I loved watching the ceremony for Alex Burrows that night. So glad Canucks won for his ceremony night. He was one of the best Canucks.

  83. He's so handsome, he shud play the next superman in theatres LOL

  84. So when did Tom Cruse play hockey?

  85. As a Bruins fan I gave a "like" to this video. No hard feelings toward Alex or the 'Nucks! Good luck in the future and in life to you all!

  86. I thought on 2011 that he sucks. Now… Not.

    A great player and even a better person who gave all he had to this great game of hockey.

    Salute from a Bruins fan!

  87. alex burrow enters ring of honour
    canucks fans: "ALEX-BURROWS"
    john tavares enters ring of honour
    leafs fans: "WOOOOOO"
    islander fans: "BOOOOOOOOOOO, WE DONT NEED YOU!"

  88. A real CLASS act!!!



  91. This was wonderful by the Canucks organization. We need as a city and a country to recognize strong influences to our kids. This guy put his heart on the line every night.

  92. Classy guy. Thanks Burr for bringing some fun into our lives

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