Death of Pat Burns

April 4, 1952 - November 19, 2010
Sherbrooke, Quebec | Age 58

Former NHL coach dies at 58
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The Associated Press

SHERBROOKE, Quebec (AP) — Pat Burns, the former Montreal police officer who led New Jersey to the 2003 Stanley Cup title and was the NHL's coach of the year with three teams, died Friday. He was 58.

Burns battled cancer of the colon and the liver in 2004 and 2005 and hoped he had beaten the disease, but in January 2009 doctors found it had spread to his lungs.

"Just as they will remember Pat for his success as a coach, hockey fans also will...

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