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Coyotes Promote Burke; King Takes New Role

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sean Burke
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have promoted Sean Burke to Director of Player Development/Goaltending Coach. In his new role, Burke will be responsible for all off-season amateur player development including overseeing the Coyotes development Camp and monitoring amateur player development during the season. He will also continue in his role as goaltending coach for the Coyotes.

“We are very pleased to announce Sean as our new director of player development/goaltending coach,” said Maloney. “Sean has great knowledge of the game, outstanding communication skills and untapped potential. He will assist us in several areas of our hockey operations with direct responsibility for player development and goaltender coaching.”

Burke joined the Coyotes in 2008 as the club’s Goaltending Coach/Director of Prospect Development. A former NHL goaltender, Burke spent parts of five seasons with the Coyotes from 1999-2004 during his 18-year career. He appeared in 211 career games with the Coyotes, posting a record of 97-78-29 with a 2.39 goals against average (GAA), a .919 save percentage and 15 shutouts. He helped guide the team to the Stanley Cup playoffs during the 1999-00 and 2001-02 seasons and also represented the Coyotes in the 2001 and 2002 NHL All-Star Games. He is the franchise’s career leader in GAA (2.39) and ranks second in save percentage (.919), and fourth in games played (211), wins (97) and shutouts (15).

Dave King
Maloney also announced that Dave King has stepped down from his position as assistant coach to become a development coach for the Coyotes. King will oversee all pro player development including working with coaches and players in Portland (AHL) during the season. In addition, he will help with special assignment scouting and assist the coaching staff in Phoenix when his schedule permits.

“Dave King is an outstanding coach and one of the best teachers in the game,” said Maloney. “We look forward to utilizing Dave to help our pro players develop and also to assist our coaching staff with scouting support. We are excited about Dave’s new role with the organization.”

For the past two seasons, King served as an assistant coach with the Coyotes after being named to the position on Sept. 21, 2009. King, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame, brings over 37 years of coaching experience to the organization, including stints in both the National Hockey League and in international competition.
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