Former Langley Eagle Kyle Burroughs signed with the Vancouver Canucks.

On Wednesday, July 28, the team confirmed that Burroughs had agreed to the terms of a two-way two-way contract with the Canucks, a deal whereby a player will receive a higher salary if assigned to the team in the NHL, less if assigned to play for an affiliate team in minor leagues such as the American Hockey League (AHL).

Burroughs, 26, shared the 2020-21 season playing five games with the Colorado Avalanche (0-1-1) and 11 games with the AHL Colorado Eagles (1-3-4).

He played two more playoff games with the Eagles last season.

The 6’0 “, 194 pounds defenseman has played 324 career AHL games and recorded 86 points (18-68-86) and 431 penalty minutes.

Burroughs was originally selected by the 196th New York Islanders overall in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Burroughs, a Brookswood high school graduate, started his minor hockey career playing bantam AAA with the Langleys Eagles, registering 40 points in 33 games during the 2009-10 season.

He then played for the Valley West Hawks in the BC Major Midget Hockey League, where he was also named associate captain.

During the 2010-11 season, Burroughs was called up by the Aldergrove Kodiaks in the Provincial Junior Hockey League and the Regina Pats in the Western Hockey League.

He played for Team British Columbia at the 2011 Canada Winter Games, winning the province’s first hockey gold since 1979.

He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 NHL Draft by the New York Islanders.

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He made his NHL debut on April 5 with the Colorado Avalanche in an away game against the Minnesota Wild, a night that included three attempted shots, two hits and a bout for the former Langley Eagles and Aldergrove Kodiaks player.

Burroughs dropped the gloves with Minnesota Wild Nick Bjugstad at 6:17 ice time, making short work of his bigger opponent, who lost his helmet in the fight before the referees intervened.

The fighters both received major penalties of five minutes.

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At the time, Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar told the team’s website that Burroughs, 25, had made a good impression since his acquisition from the New York Islanders.

“He’s a good skater, he’s a physical and competitive guy, he can move the puck really well (and) he’s had a great training camp for us,” said Bednar.

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