VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Ottawa Senators are gearing up for a push to the postseason, acquiring forward Alex Burrows from the Vancouver Canucks for prospect Jonathan Dahlen on Monday.
Burrows, after waiving his no-trade clause, agreed to a two-year, $5 million extension with the Senators, according to multiple reports.
The trade gives the Senators a skilled pest with plenty of playoff experience at forward.
Burrows, 35, has played 822 regular-season games with the Canucks, with 193 goals, 191 assists and 1,066 penalty minutes. He has added 19 goals and 15 assists in 70 playoff games.
He had four straight seasons of at least 25 goals from 2008-09 to 2011-12, largely while playing with the Sedin twins, Daniel and Henrik. Burrows’ best offensive days are behind him — he has nine goals in 55 games this season — but he will still bring an edge to a Senators team that is pressuring Montreal for the top spot in the Atlantic Division.
Dahlen, 19, was selected in the second round, 42nd overall, by Ottawa at the 2016 draft.
He has impressed at the international level, with six points in seven games for Sweden at the 2017 world junior championship and leading his country in scoring with five points in five games at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka under-17 tournament.