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Pat Burns – Special Assignment Coach

Entering ninth season as a member of Devils’ coaching staff; served as head coach June 13, 2002-July 8, 2005 before stepping down due to personal reasons…Became just the 11th individual in NHL history to reach the 1,000 games-coached mark February 27, 2004; was ninth to reach 500-win mark March 30, 2004…Led club to 46-26-10=108pt (.622) record and its third Stanley Cup Championship in 2002- 03…Previous NHL head coaching position was with Boston from May 21, 1997 until October 25, 2000…Posted a 105-103-46 mark in 254 games with Bruins, including two trips to the Stanley Cup Playoffs…In 1997-98, became only coach in history to win three Jack Adams Awards as the league’s top coach; led Boston to a 39-30- 13=91pt mark…Coached Toronto from May 29, 1992 through March 5, 1996 and posted a 133-107-41 (.546) mark in three-plus seasons, including two forty-win campaigns…Led the Maple Leafs to the conference championship following the 1992-93 and 1993-94 seasons…In first season with Toronto, led the Leafs to a franchiserecord 32-point improvement; received the Adams Award for the second time…First NHL head coaching experience was with Montreal from 1988-89 through 1991-92…During that time, posted a league-leading 174-104-42 (.609) mark, including two 41-win seasons and a 53-18-9=115pt (.719) mark in 1988-89…In his first season with the Canadiens, led team to Stanley Cup Finals and won first Adams Award…Has a career mark of 501- 353-165 (.573) in 1,019 NHL games coached…Along with J. Lemaire, was also just the third coach to win multiple Adams Awards and only the second to win it with more than one team…Was promoted to the position of Montreal’s head coach after spending one season with the AHL’s Sherbrooke Canadiens in 1987-88…Served as head coach of Hull (QMJHL) for four seasons from 1983-84 through 1986-87, including a trip to the Memorial Cup in 1986…Was selected to coach the QMJHL All-Star Team on two occasions and served as an assistant coach of the 1986 Canadian Junior Team…An arena being built in Stanstead, Que. will bear his name and was dedicated on March 26, 2010…Was born in St. Henri, Que…Pat and his wife, Line, reside in Florida.

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