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Pat Burns

Born:April 4, 1952
Hometown:Montreal, Quebec
Known For:Hall of Fame
National Team:N/A

Patrick John Joseph Burns (April 4, 1952 – November 19, 2010) was a National Hockey League head coach. Over 14 seasons between 1988 and 2004, he coached in 1,019 games with the Montreal CanadiensToronto Maple LeafsBoston 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.

Pat Burns Remembered
Pat Burns in 2003.

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