Alexandre Burrows showed just how much he wants to be part of the Vancouver Canucks' core group, signing a four-year contract extension Friday.

Financial terms of the deal were not released, but TSN is reporting the contract has an average annual value of $4.5 million.

"Especially seeing guys like Kes [Ryan Kesler], Kevin [Bieksa] and the [Sedin] twins, they're all still going to be here for a while and that's really exciting," Burrows told the Canucks' website. "I know they're good players and really committed, they're working hard in the offseason to be in the best shape of their lives to come back and have another strong season and hopefully we win the ultimate prize."

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