Devils to wear memorial patch in honor of Pat Burns
/ New Jersey Devils
Newark, NJ – Beginning with tonight’s game vs. the Washington Capitals at Prudential Center at 7:00 PM, the New Jersey Devils will wear memorial “PB” patches on their sweaters in memory of Pat Burns. The announcement was made today by Devils’ President/CEO/General Manager Lou Lamoriello.
Burns, who coached the Devils to the 2003 Stanley Cup Championship, and served as a member of the team’s coaching staff the past eight seasons, passed away on Friday after a courageous bout with cancer.
The 2½” diameter black patch features “PB” in white stitching and will be worn on the upper right chest for the next four home games through next Thursday, December 2. Each of the jerseys will then be autographed by the entire team and auctioned off. Further information will be made available at newjerseydevils.com.
Proceeds from the sale of the jerseys will be donated in Pat Burns’ memory to La Maison Aube-Lumiere, a cancer hospice in Sherbrooke, Que.