DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed defenseman Kyle Burroughs to a one-year contract for the 2020-21 season. Colorado acquired Burroughs from the New York Islanders on Oct. 11.
Burroughs, 25, recorded eight points (2g/6a) in 58 games last season for the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, where he served as team captain. It marked his first year in that role after serving as a co-captain the season before. Selected by the Islanders in the seventh round (196th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Burroughs has totaled 82 points (17g/65a) and a +15 plus/minus rating over 313 career AHL games, all with Bridgeport.
The Vancouver, British Columbia, native played four seasons in the Western Hockey League prior to turning pro, collecting 120 points (22g/98a) for the Regina Pats and Medicine Hat Tigers. Burroughs served as captain of Regina for two seasons from 2013-15 before getting traded to Medicine Hat.
The 6-foot, 189-pound blueliner represented Canada Pacific at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, netting three points (1g/2a) in five games.