Pat Burns

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Date of Birth April 4, 1952
Place of Birth Canada
Date of Death Nov 19, 2010 (58)
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Patrick John Joseph Burns was a National Hockey League head coach. Over 14 seasons between 1988 and 2004, he coached in 1,019 games with the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, and New Jersey Devils. Burns retired in 2005 after being diagnosed with recurring cancer, which eventually claimed his life five years later. In 2014, he was posthumously inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Born: April 4, 1952, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: November 19, 2010, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Team(s): Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils
Stanley Cup wins: 2003
Years as an NHL coach: 1988–2004

About Pat Burns

Late NHL coach who coached over one thousand games with teams like the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and New Jersey Devils. He won the Stanley Cup with the Devils in 2003 and was posthumously inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014.

Pat Burns Before Fame

He worked as a police officer in Quebec before becoming a hockey coach.

Achievement of Pat Burns

The arena at Stanstead College in Quebec was named in his honor in 2011.

Pat Burns Family Life

He was married to Line Burns and had two children.

Associations of Pat Burns

He coached goalie Martin Brodeur to a Stanley Cup Final victory as the coach of the Devils.

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