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03-25-2009, 01:22 PM
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LW/C Shawn Burr

- 6'1", 205 lbs.
- Stanley Cup Finalist (1995)
- 3rd, 4th in Selke Voting
- 440 pts in 880 career games
- 35 points in 91 career playoff games

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Shawn Burr spent parts of 16 seasons in the NHL, mostly with the Detroit Red Wings. He was a hard-nosed worker in the trenches who could also put the puck in the net.

The young forward scored 22 goals as a rookie in 1986-87 and played solid defensive hockey under coach Jacques Demers. He also demonstrated a willingness to take the body and helped the Wings reach the semi-finals in 1987 and 1988. In 1989-90, the rugged forward scored a personal best 24 goals and represented Canada at the World Championships. He continued to go up and down his wing and see time on both specialty teams through the 1994-95 season. During his last year in Detroit, Burr helped the club reach the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 1966.

Burr was acquired by the Tampa Bay Lightning prior to the 1995-96 season. He was a model of sound defensive hockey for the younger players and chipped in with 27 goals over two years. He joined the improving San Jose Sharks in an off-season deal in June 1997 and was a solid role player that year.

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