The Vancouver Canucks started selling off assets by sending forward Alex Burrows to the Ottawa Senators for a prospect from the 2016 draft.

The Vancouver Canucks traded Alexandre Burrows to the Ottawa Senators Monday in exchange for prospect Jonathan Dahlen.

Burrows, 35, carries a cap hit of $4.5 million but only commands an actual salary of $3 million this season.

The veteran has scored nine goals and registered 11 assists in 55 games this season.

He is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, though Burrows and the Senators are reportedly working on a two-year contract extension worth $5 million.

A native of Pincourt, Que., Burrows worked his way into the NHL despite never being drafted.

He has scored 193 goals and 384 points in 822 career NHL games, all spent in Vancouver.

Dahlen is a 19-year-old centre playing for Timra IK of the second-tier Swedish pro league. The prospect, whose father is retired NHL defenceman Ulf Dahlen, has 24 goals and 41 points through 43 games this season. He was selected by Ottawa in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2016 draft.


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