BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins President Cam Neely issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Pat Burns:
"On behalf of the Jacobs family and the entire Boston Bruins family, I would like to express our deep sorrow on the passing of Pat Burns. Pat was a great coach and more importantly a wonderful man. The Bruins are honored to have him as a part of our history. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Burns family."
Burns coached 254 games behind the Bruins bench from May 21, 1997 to Oct. 25, 2000. He won the Jack Adams Trophy as the league’s top coach following the 1997-98 season, one of only three coaches in club history to earn that honor.