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RELEASE: Oilers statement on passing of Vaclav Burda

The Edmonton Oilers organization is saddened by the sudden passing of the Oilers Director of European Scouting Vaclav Burda on Monday, July 16.

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers organization is saddened by the sudden passing of the Oilers Director of European Scouting Vaclav Burda on Monday, July 16.

Burda, 45, joined the Oilers in 2016-17, after 13 seasons with the Ottawa Senators. The native of Prague, Czech Republic enjoyed a 12-year professional playing career, mostly with Sparta Praha in the Czech Elite League.

"On behalf of the entire Oilers organization, I would like to express our deepest sympathies to Vaclav's family and many friends," said Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli. 

"Vaclav was a great colleague and friend who brought energy and passion to everything he did. He will be greatly missed by his many friends with the Oilers and in the hockey community." 

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