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Shawn Burr, who scored 181 goals in career with Red Wings, Sharks and Lightning, dies at 47

Tuesday, 08.06.2013 / 2:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Shawn Burr, who scored 181 goals in career with Red Wings, Sharks and Lightning, dies at 47

DETROIT - Shawn Burr, who played 16 years in the NHL, mostly with the Detroit Red Wings, died Monday. He was 47.

Dave Goetze, a friend of Burr's, says Burr was making progress in a fight against leukemia, but he died from brain trauma after a fall at his Detroit-area home. Goetze has worked for the Shawn Burr Foundation in support of blood cancer research.

Burr was a first-round draft pick by the Red Wings in 1984. He made his NHL debut in 1984-85 and was with the Red Wings until 1995. He also played for the Tampa Bay Lightning and San Jose Sharks.

In 878 NHL games, Burr scored 181 goals with 259 assists and 1,069 penalty minutes.

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