Shawn Burr

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Shawn Burr
Shawn Burr 84-85.JPG
Born (1966-07-01)July 1, 1966
Sarnia, ON, CAN
Died August 5, 2013(2013-08-05) (aged 47)
St. Clair, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Tampa Bay Lightning
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 7th overall, 1984
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1985–2000

Shawn Christopher Burr (July 1, 1966 – August 5, 2013) was a professional ice hockey left winger. Burr played in the NHL for parts of 16 seasons from 1985 to 2000.

Playing career[edit]

Burr was drafted in the first round (seventh overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Burr played 878 career NHL games with the Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks, scoring 181 goals and 259 assists for 440 points. He also garnered 1,069 penalty minutes.

In 2007, Burr was elected president of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association and was active in its efforts to raise money for children's charities in Metro Detroit.[1]

Burr was the president of the Port Huron Icehawks IHL hockey organization.

Personal[edit]

Burr was born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada and lived there until his hockey career began.

On February 27, 2011, it was reported that Burr was diagnosed with myeloid leukemia, which in some cases requires a bone marrow transplant.[2] He successfully completed chemotherapy and was reportedly cancer free. However, it returned the following year.[3]

Death[edit]

Burr died on August 5, 2013, after a fall in his home in St. Clair, Michigan caused massive brain trauma.[4]

Career Statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983-84 Kitchener Rangers OHL 68 41 44 85 50 16 5 12 17 22
1984-85 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 4 0 0 0 2
1984-85 Kitchener Rangers OHL 48 24 42 66 50 4 3 3 6 2
1984-85 Detroit Red Wings NHL 9 0 0 0 2
1985-86 Kitchener Rangers OHL 59 60 67 127 83 5 2 3 5 8
1985-86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 1 0 1 4
1985-86 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 3 2 2 4 2 17 5 7 12 32
1986-87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 22 25 47 107 16 7 2 9 20
1987-88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 78 17 23 40 97 9 3 1 4 14
1988-89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 19 27 46 78 6 1 2 3 6
1989-90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 3 4 2 6 2
1989-90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 24 32 56 82
1990-91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 20 30 50 112 7 0 4 4 15
1991-92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 19 32 51 118 11 1 5 6 19
1992-93 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 10 25 35 74 7 2 1 3 2
1993-94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 51 10 12 22 31 7 2 0 2 6
1994-95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 42 6 8 14 60 16 0 2 2 6
1995-96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 81 13 15 28 119 6 0 2 2 8
1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 74 14 21 35 106
1997-98 San Jose Sharks NHL 42 6 6 12 50 6 0 0 0 8
1998-99 San Jose Sharks NHL 18 0 1 1 29
1998-99 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 26 10 14 24 29 12 4 9 13 10
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 4 0 2 2 0
1999-00 Detroit Vipers IHL 10 2 4 6 10
1999-00 Manitoba Moose IHL 18 3 2 5 6 2 1 0 1 6
NHL totals 878 181 259 440 1069 91 16 19 35 95

Awards[edit]

  • 1983-84 OHL Rookie of the Year
  • 1985-86 OHL Second All-Star team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Red Wings Player Shawn Burr Dies At Age 47". detroit.cbslocal.com. August 5, 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Mitch Albom [1], Detroit Free Press, February 27, 2011
  3. ^ Beard, Rob (August 5, 2013). "Former Red Wing Shawn Burr dies at age 47". The Detroit News. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Sipple, George; St. James, Helene (August 6, 2013). "Former NHL player Shawn Burr dies at 47". USA Today. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 

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Preceded by
Steve Yzerman
Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick
1984
Succeeded by
Brent Fedyk