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Charlie Burns

Charlie Burns  #9

Center
NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: February 14, 1936
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Detroit, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 170
Shoots: Left
Named Best Forward at WEC-A (1958) Missed majority of 1954-55 due to concussion, November, 1954. Claimed by Boston from Detroit in Intra-League Draft, June 10, 1959. NHL rights transferred to Oakland after owners of San Francisco (WHL) franchise granted NHL expansion team, April 26, 1966. Claimed by Pittsburgh from Oakland in Intra-League Draft, June 12, 1968. Claimed by Minnesota from Pittsburgh in Intra-League Draft, June 11, 1969. Named playing-coach of Minnesota, December 28, 1969.
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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82