After 13 seasons in the NHL, former Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators forward Alex Burrows has announced his retirement from playing in the league. Burrows will be joining the AHL's Laval Rocket as a member of its coaching staff under head coach Joël Bouchard next season.  

A native of Pincourt, Que., Burrows appeared in 71 games for the Sens last season, scoring six goals and adding eight assists.

Burrows was acquired by the Sens, from the Canucks for winger Jonathan Dahlen.

Undrafted out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Shawinigan Cataractes, Burrows worked his way up the Canucks organization from the ECHL to make his NHL debut in 2005-06.

Playing nearly 12 seasons for the Canucks, Burrow's best year offensively came in 2009-10 when he scored 35 goals and added 32 assists.

He was instrumental in the team's run to the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, scoring nine goals and adding eight assists in 25 playoff contests.

Burrows has twice represented Canada at world championships in 2012 and 2014.

In 913 games with the Canucks and Senators over 13 seasons, Burrows has 205 goals and 204 assists