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Sean Burke was named director of goaltending for the Canadiens on March 2, 2021. Burke was hired by the Canadiens in 2016 as a professional scout for the Western region, and has also worked as a goaltending consultant for Montreal. He spent six seasons as a member of the Coyotes' hockey management group, serving as goaltending coach and director of player development before being promoted to assistant general manager on July 10, 2012. Burke enjoyed an 18-year NHL career, suiting up for the New Jersey Devils, Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes.

A three-time NHL All-Star, he represented Canada at the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics, earning a silver medal at the Albertville Games. Burke served as Canada's general manager at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang where the team won bronze without NHL players.

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