Photos: Brian Burke over the years

 

Brian Burke was fired as the General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Here is a look back at Burke's career from his days with the Canucks to his Stanley Cup win with the Anaheim Ducks and his stint at the 2010 Olympics

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">June 16/90 file photo of Vancouver Canucks coach pat Quinn (smoking cigar on the right) with Brian Burke.</div>
 

June 16/90 file photo of Vancouver Canucks coach pat Quinn (smoking cigar on the right) with Brian Burke.

Photograph by: Les Bazso, PNG

 
<div id="page1">June 16/90 file photo of Vancouver Canucks coach pat Quinn (smoking cigar on the right) with Brian Burke.</div>
Early photo of Brian Burke projected during his fund-raising "roast" at the Westin Bayshore for Canuck place Children's Hospice.
October, 2007: Canucks G.M. Brian Burke atop of the stands at GM Place during a practice session.
A February 1999 photo of Brian Burke, General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks, answering questions about his announcement of Marc Crawford as the new coach of the team.
A June, 1987 file photo of Brian Burke, then newly appointed as the Vice President of Canucks operations.
February 26, 2005 -- Brian Burke catches his breath at the end of the second period during the Sea to Sky Hockey Challenge fundraiser at the Pacific Coliseum Saturday.
Eric O'Dell puts his sweater on as GM Brian Burke looks on. O'Dell was drafted in the second round by the Anaheim Ducks during the NHL 2008 Entry Draft held in Ottawa, Friday, June 20, 2008.
Photo of Brian Burke early in his career projected during his fund-raising "roast" at the Westin Bayshore for Canuck place Children's Hospice.
March 21/2001 - BURNABY, BC -- Vancouver Canuck Markus Naslund , GM Brian Burke speak at a press conference at Burnaby 8 Rinks. Naslund the Canucks leading scorer broke his leg during NHL in Buffalo.
03/11/2004 Vancouver Vancouver Canucks GM Brian Burke watches the team practice after holding a press conference about Todd Bertuzzi's suspension.
Trademark stone face of Brian Burke is back in Vancouver as he assumed the reins as the General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team.
VANCOUVER, BC: FEBRUARY 15, 2010 -- Mens Hockey Team USA's GM Brian Burke (R) and Head Coach Ron Wilson (L) address the media at Canada Hockey Place on Day 4 of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver February 15, 2010.
Seven-month-old Holly Burt dips her feet in the Stanley Cup thanks to Anaheim Ducks GM Brian Burke. Burke, co-owner of the Chilliwack Bruins, brought the cup to the Cottonwood Mall Saturday afternoon. Also pictured are mom and dad, Mark and Cherrell Burt, and daughter Abigayle.
Canucks GM Brian Burke and Jennifer Mather at the opening of Zev's restaurant Oct. 23, 2000.
JUNE 2, 1987 - Canucks' new director of hockey operations Brian Burke talks to the media.
NADEN HARBOUR, QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS - AUG 28/98 - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Brian Burke (L) and Canucks coach Mike Keenan have a chat on a fishing boat as they prepare to head out on the water at the Mark Messier Fishing Classic at Naden Harbour in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Nearly fifty NHL hockey players and celebrities are competing in a two-day fishing derby to raise money for Canuck Place.
MARCH 08 1999 -- L-R. Vancouver Canucks Head Coach Marc Crawford and and GM Brian Burke watch the Vancouver Grizzlies play the Portland Trail Blazers in NBA action at GM Place.
Newly signed Vancouver Canucks Daniel Sedin (blue shirt) and his twin brother Henrik (grey shirt) with Canucks GM Brian Burke during a news conference in Vancouver Tuesday July 27, 1999. The twin brothers said they will not play in the NHL this season. They will return to play in Sweden for one more year.
Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke, April 10, 2011. T
Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, right, and comedian Rick Mercer march during the Gay Pride parade Sunday in Toronto.
Morgan Rielly, fifth overall pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs, poses on stage with general manager Brian Burke (L) and team representatives during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
No one gave good bluster like former Canucks general manager Brian Burke. Back in 2003, Burke was being hailed for turning around a Canucks franchise that had lost its way after Pat Quinn's unceremonious exit five years earlier. Burke really was a Generalissimo.
A pair of former Vancouver Canucks -- Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson (left) and their new president and general manager, Brian Burke -- shake hands in Toronto.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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