Friday, April 3, 2009

Alex Burrows named Masterton nominee

Burrow's got named part of the NW Division nominee's for the 2009 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded each year to the NHL player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey." It's presented by the Professional Hockey Writers Association during the NHL awards.

In an interview with Kuzma of The Province, Burrows was throwing credit for his success to Trevor Linden, Roberto Luongo, Willie Mitchell, Ryan Kesler.

He also said "how dedicating the season to his late best friend Luc Bourdon — and being of great support to Bourdon's girlfriend Charlene Ward — has been a driving force."

"He tried to say how thinking of Bourdon before every game and twice having significant two-goal games meant a higher power is at play in all this." - The Province

Congratulations to Burrow's on the nomination.

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