Jim Burton (ice hockey)

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Jim Burton
Born (1963-11-06)November 6, 1963
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Died January 5, 2015(2015-01-05) (aged 51)
Evans, Georgia, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Hershey Bears
Rochester Americans
Fort Wayne Komets
Phoenix Roadrunners
Austin Ice Bats
Lustenau EHC (Austria)
Klagenfurt AC (Austria)
National team  Austria
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1981–1997

James Burton (November 6, 1963 – January 5, 2015) was a professional ice hockey defenceman.


Burton was a three-time winner of the IHL’s Governor's Trophy (Larry D. Gordon Trophy) which is awarded annually to the defenseman voted to be most outstanding based on performance over the course of the regular season by the league’s coaches.[1]


Burton was a head coach in both the WPHL (with the Austin Ice Bats and Arkansas GlacierCats) and the ECHL (with the Augusta Lynx).[2] Burton died of a heart attack on January 5, 2015.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/awards/awarddetail.php?award_id=47
  2. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=6883
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-09. Retrieved 2015-02-06.

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