Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed Sean Burke to a multi-year contract extension to serve as Assistant to the General Manager/Goaltender Coach. In addition to his current responsibilities that include overseeing all goaltenders in the Coyotes system and player development, Burke will now work with Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney, Assistant General Manager Brad Treliving and Director of Hockey Administration Chris O’Hearn in all areas of hockey operations.
Great. I remember seeing him at the Draft table so I assumed he wasn't going anywhere. Probably waiting for that July 9 deadline too or something. One of the best things this team has done was getting rid of Fuhr and replacing him with Burke.
Good for Burke. Maybe this is some sort of apprenticeship in management for him? Get his feet wet for later in his career if he decides to do something other than a tender coach? Or Don just enjoys and trusts his input and company, so Burke got a bonus?