Sacha Guimond hoping to become the next ECHL success story for the Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks currently have one of the all-time great ECHL success stories in their lineup. Alexandre Burrows started his professional career with the Greenville Grrrowl in 2002, eventually working his way up to the AHL with the Manitoba Moose, then to the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks. Now he’s a first line forward with the Sedins and a consistent 25+ goal scorer.

Only eleven players have spent a season in the ECHL since the 2004-05 lockout and gone on to play in the NHL and none have had anywhere near the success of Burrows.

One player hoping to buck that trend is Sacha Guimond, who signed with the Canucks’ AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets, this past off-season after being named the ECHL’s defenceman of the year as a rookie.

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