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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.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday