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Sean Burke

Sean Burke  #1

Goalie
NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: January 29, 1967
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Windsor, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 209 DRAFTED: NJD / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 2nd   (24th overall)
WEC-A All-Star Team (1991) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1989, 2001, 2002) Traded to Hartford by New Jersey with Eric Weinrich for Bobby Holik and Hartford's 2nd round choice (Jay Pandolfo) in 1993 Entry Draft, August 28, 1992. Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Vancouver by Carolina with Geoff Sanderson and Enrico Ciccone for Kirk McLean and Martin Gelinas, January 3, 1998. Traded to Philadelphia by Vancouver for Garth Snow, March 4, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 12, 1998. Traded to Phoenix by Florida with Florida's 5th round choice (Nate Kiser) in 2000 Entry Draft for Mikhail Shtalenkov and Phoenix's 4th round choice (Chris Eade) in 2000 Entry Draft, November 18, 1999. Traded to Philadelphia by Phoenix with Branko Radivojevic and Ben Eager for Mike Comrie, February 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, August 9, 2005. Claimed on waivers by Los Angeles from Tampa Bay, January 18, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, September 18, 2007.
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I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie