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Former NHL coach Pat Burns dies at 58 @NHLdotcom

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -Former NHL coach Pat Burns, who led the New Jersey Devils to the 2003 Stanley Cup title, has died. He was 58.

Devils President Lou Lamoriello says Burns died of cancer Friday in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Lamoriello said hockey has lost a "great friend and ambassador."

Burns led New Jersey to its third Stanley Cup championship when the Devils beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in seven games.

Burns also coached Boston, Toronto and Montreal, twice leading the Bruins to the playoffs. He also led the Canadiens to the NHL championship in his first season with Montreal.

He was the first coach to win three Jack Adams Awards as the NHL's top coach.

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