The Montreal Canadiens announced today that they’ve hired former Coyotes’ assistant general manager and director of player development Sean Burke as a professional scout. Burke will cover the western region for the Canadiens, presumably focused on goaltending talent.
Burke, 49, backstopped 820 games in the NHL with a 2.96 GAA and .902 sv% and was named to three all-star games. He ranks 13th on the all-time games played list among goaltenders, and 41st for career shutouts. He represented Canada twice at the Olympic Games, suiting up in 1988 and 1992.
Joining the Coyotes in 2009 as a goalie coach, Burke was eventually promoted to assistant general manager in 2012, though he kept some of his duties helping the goaltenders. Now, he’ll enter into a pure scouting role for the first time in his career, and work with the Canadiens on bringing in the next wave of Montreal talent.