Ducks Name Burke to Part-Time Professional Scouting Position

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Ducks Name Burke to Part-Time Professional Scouting Position
The Ducks have named Brian Burke to a part-time professional scouting position within the organization.

“We are happy to welcome Brian back to the organization,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “Anytime you can add a person of his quality to your staff, it makes your organization better. We’ve had success working together before and look forward to doing it again.”

Burke returns to the Ducks after originally serving as Executive Vice President/General Manager from 2005-08. Over his three-plus seasons with the organization, the Ducks captured their first Stanley Cup (2007), first Pacific Division title (2007) and first two 100+ point seasons (2006-07 & 2007-08). The Ducks also qualified for the postseason in all three seasons, winning six of eight playoff series over that span.

On Nov. 29, 2008, Burke was named President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, becoming the 13th General Manager in team history. He recently assumed a role as Senior Advisor to the Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment Enterprise Board of Governors.

Burke was on the U.S. National Team Advisory Committee that was charged with leading the selection of players for the U.S. Men’s National Team that competed at the 2011 World Championships in Slovakia. In addition, Burke served as General Manager of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, which won a silver medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. On Apr. 7, 2008, he was recognized for his outstanding service to hockey in the United States when he was named the recipient of the 2008 Lester Patrick Award.

Burke met with the media prior to Anaheim's Feb. 24 game against the Colorado Avalanche. Below are some excerpts:

On the decision to return to Anaheim: “I’ve worked with Murph before, and I’ve worked with the Samuelis before and we had some success. I was anxious to get back with a team and I’m going to do everything I can to help Murph and help the Ducks. The Leafs were very cooperative with this. They’ve been great about it. Now it’s my job to help Murph any way I can.”

On his job duties: “Whatever Murph says. Right now I’m going to try and get more familiar with this team, watch the ducks a bunch this week and next week in Phoenix and then go see the farm team play on the weekend to get more familiar with what we have.”

On returning to Anaheim: “It’s nice. It’s a familiar feeling to watch back into the building. I have a lot of respect for Bob Murray. I do. I think he’s a real good hockey guy and we’ve worked together. We’ve worked in Vancouver and then worked here. I think he’s an excellent GM. I hope that my experience can help in some points and it’s nice to be back.”

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
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12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 75 24 44 13 68
C. Perry 63 32 20 15 52
R. Kesler 78 20 27 -2 47
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J. Silfverberg 77 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 69 9 25 -4 34
J. Wisniewski 66 8 26 -14 34
C. Fowler 76 7 27 5 34
H. Lindholm 74 7 26 23 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
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J. Gibson 13 7 0 .916 2.58

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