Brian Burke is back in Canada having landed a senior post with another NHL franchise. The former Toronto Maple Leafs president and general manager was announced as president of hockey operations of the Calgary Flames’ Thursday by Flames president and CEO Ken King at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary has been looking to fill a leadership role in its hockey operations department since the end of last season and had discussions with NHL executive Brendan Shanahan in June. He elected to keep his position at the league office. Burke had been working as a scout with the Anaheim Ducks since being fired by the Leafs shortly after the end of the lockout. He compiled a 129-135-42 record during his tenure in Toronto that included no playoff appearances. Burke has previously served as the general manager of the Hartford Whalers Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks — whom he guided to the 2007 Stanley Cup — and has maintained that he was eager to return to the front office of another organization. The Flames are in the middle of a rebuild under general manager Jay Feaster who will now report into Burke. Burke will report into King whose role as president remains unchanged.
Flames hire Brian Burke as president of hockey operations
Sportsnet | Sep 5