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Sean Burke

Position: G
Catches: L
Height/Weight: 6'4", 211 lbs.
Played in NHL: 1987-2007

Award voting:
Hart: 4th, 8th*, 12th**
Vezina: 3rd, 6th, 8th
All-Star Team (G): 3rd, 4th, 5th

(single votes included)
* - 1 of 2 goalies to get any votes
** - 4th goalie

3x NHL All-Star
Plenty of international experience (Canada) over his career (World Championships goalie in 1987 and 2003, any greater span?), 1988 and 1992 Olympian (was considered for 2002 team also). 1991 Canada Cup member.
World Championships All-Star Team: 1991, 2003*

* - Best Goaltender (best GAA 1.28), Gold Medal

Save pct.: 3, 6, 8, 9
GAA: 10
Shutouts: 5, 6, 10
Wins: 6, 8, 8 (21st all time)
Games played: 3, 3, 6, 6, 10 (12th all time)
Saves: 3, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10 (6th all time)

As a starter, GAA/Sv Pct./SO vs. his main backup:
1989 NJ: 3.84/.874/3 vs. Sauve 4.67/.832/0
1990 NJ: 3.60/.880/0 vs. Terreri 3.42/.890/0
1993 HFD: 4.16/.876/0 vs. Pietrangelo 4.85/.858/0
1994 HFD: 2.99/.906/2 vs. Reese 3.09/.893/1
1995 HFD: 2.68/.912/0 vs. Reese 3.27/.889/0
1996 HFD: 3.11/.907/4 vs. Muzzatti 2.90/.911/1
1997 HFD: 2.69/.914/4 vs. Muzzatti 3.43/.888/0
1999 FLA: 2.66/.907/3 vs. McLean 2.74/.900/2
2000 PHX: 2.55/.914/3 vs. Essensa 2.78/.898/1
2001 PHX: 2.27/.922/4 vs. Esche 3.02/.896/2
2002 PHX: 2.29/.920/5 vs. Esche 2.72/.902/1

Burke is often the difference maker on his own teams, sometimes significantly so ('89, '93, '95, '97, '00, '01, '02) and does it across eras.

Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
After graduating from junior, the talented netminder opted to join the Canadian National Team. He backstopped Canada to 46 victories over two seasons then shared the goalkeeping responsibilities with Andy Moog at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Following Canada's fourth place finish, Burke joined the Devils and caught fire at the right time. He posted a 10-1 record down the stretch and helped New Jersey make the playoffs on the last night of the regular season. In the playoffs, he was superb as the young club made it all the way to the seventh game of the semi-finals. ||| He was brilliant at times for his new club but the franchise struggled with consistency.
Originally Posted by Greatest Hockey Legends
Perhaps the last great stand up goalie, he was forced out of NJ with Martin Brodeur waiting in the wings.
Originally Posted by New York Times - Apr. 1, 1988
Sean Burke, the rookie goaltender for the Devils, was the protagonist again tonight in a 7-2 triumph over the Penguins, who were shut out by Burke two nights earlier in New Jersey. Burke was marvelous again for the Devils... ||| ''It just lifted our team,'' Coach Jim Schoenfeld said about Burke's play. ''He's been getting better and better.'' ||| The Devils have now gone 339 minutes without allowing a goal at even strength.
Originally Posted by New York Times - Jan. 16, 1989
With Sean Burke playing brilliantly in goal, the Devils handed the Edmonton Oilers a 1-0 defeat today at Byrne Meadowlands Arena.
Burke stopped the Oilers five times in the early part of the third period during a penalty to Randy Velischek that started at 2 minutes 58 seconds. His heroics had the crowd chanting ''Sean Burke! Sean Burke!'' Standing Ovation for Burke
The rookie goaltender was given a standing ovation by the sellout crowd of 19,040 when he stopped a shot by Charlie Huddy 7:30 into the last period, and when he was introduced as the game's top star. ||| ''We play well when Sean is on his game,'' Joe Cirella said. ''We're the type of team that needs strong goaltending.''
Originally Posted by New York Times - Feb. 16, 1989
Sean Burke is the cornerstone of the Devils.
Originally Posted by New York Times - Jan. 23, 1991
Sean Burke, the towering goaltender for the Devils, found himself sprawling from side to side in his attempts to push aside the shots and rebounds that were coming from all sides during the first period tonight.

In that period, Burke faced 20 of the Pittsburgh Penguins' 36 shots for the game, amid another listless performance by his teammates...
Originally Posted by Boston Globe - Oct. 9, 1992
Sean Burke has been the No. 2 star for each of the first two games of the season, during which he's seen more rubber than moves through a tire factory...
Originally Posted by St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Oct. 25, 1995
With Hart Trophy candidates Brendan Shanahan and Sean Burke leading the way, they may even take a run at the Northeast Division title...
Originally Posted by Boston Globe - Apr. 14, 1996
"I think we took it to them from beginning to end," said Kasper, "and Sean Burke stood on his head."
Originally Posted by New York Times - Jan. 28, 2000
Sean Burke, the former Hurricanes goaltender, was the main story, improving to 6-1-2 in his last nine games in net for the Coyotes, stopping 30 of 32 shots.

''He was awesome,'' Carolina's Gary Roberts said. ''Sean Burke has come up with some big games in his career and any time you have a former goaltender playing against you, he wants to have a big game and he did.''

Just minutes into the game, Burke make a fabulous glove save from point-blank range on Sami Kapanen, then kept his team's two-goal lead despite a late flurry by Carolina.
Originally Posted by CBS News - Nov. 13, 2000
Sean Burke is enjoying the good run the Phoenix Coyotes are on. He just isn't impressed with how they are playing. ||| "He hasn't had a poor performance yet. As far as weak goals, I can only remember two all year," coach Bob Francis said. "He's been consistent from the first day of training camp. We've become used to seeing him play this way."
Originally Posted by Eugene Register-Guard - Nov. 23, 2002
"Sean Burke single-handedly won us some games last year," general manager Michael Barnett said Friday. "It would be erroneous to say you don't miss a player with that capability..."


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