MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Thursday the appointment of Sean Burke as professional scout for the western region.
Sean Burke, 49, spent six seasons as a member of the Coyotes hockey management as goaltending coach and director of player development before being promoted to assistant general manager on July 10, 2012. In addition to his role with the Coyotes, Burke was named to Hockey Canada's Program of Excellence management group, which oversees hockey operations for the men's under -17, under -18, and under -20 programs.
The Windsor, Ontario, native who began his career with the Canadian National Team back in 1986-87, enjoyed an outstanding 18-year NHL career suiting up with the New Jersey Devils, Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes.
In 820 career NHL games, he showed a record of 324-341-101-9 with a 2.96 GAA and a .902 save percentage He is also a three-time NHL All-Star and represented Canada at the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics, earning a silver medal at the Albertville games. Burke made his NHL debut on March 2, 1988 with the Devils and began his NHL career by going 10-1-0 in his first 13 games.