George Burnett (ice hockey)

George Burnett
Born (1962-03-25) March 25, 1962 (age 55)
Port Perry, ON, CAN
OccupationGeneral manager of the Flint Firebirds in the Ontario Hockey League
former NHL coach

Biography

George Burnett (given birth to March 25, 1962) may be the general supervisor from the Flint Firebirds from the Ontario Hockey Group (OHL). Burnett briefly coached the Edmonton Oilers for area of the 1994–95 Country wide Hockey Group season before getting terminated by general supervisor Glen Sather and changed by assistant trainer Ron Low.

Playing career

London Knights (1979–1982)

Burnett began his junior hockey profession using the London Knights from the OHL in the 1979–80, where in 68 video games, he scored 14 goals and 29 factors.Burnett found his offensive figures explode in his second time of year using the Knights in 1980–81, mainly because he scored 17 goals and 76 factors in 67 video games to complete fourth in group scoring.Burnett returned to London for any third time of year in 1981–82, as with 68 video games, he scored 26 goals and 92 factors, which was the 3rd highest stage total around the Knights. In four playoff video games, Burnett scored an objective and two factors.In 203 career video games using the Knights, Burnett scored 57 goals and 140 assists for 197 points.

McGill Redmen (1982–1985)

Pursuing his junior job using the London Knights from the OHL, Burnett became a member of the McGill Redmen from the CIAU in 1982–83, where he was recruited and coached by Mind Mentor Ken Tyler. In 38 video games with McGill, Burnett experienced 21 goals and 81 factors. In 43 video games with McGill in 1983–84, Burnett experienced 22 goals and 59 factors. He made an appearance in three video games using the Redmen in 1984–85, rating two goals and six factors.

Coaching career

Oshawa Generals (1989–1990)

Burnett began the 1989–90 period as an helper coach in the Oshawa Generals, under mind trainer Rick Cornacchia. Midway through the growing season, Burnett still left the Generals and became the top coach from the Niagara Falls Thunder.

Niagara Falls Thunder (1989–1992)

Burnett overran the Niagara Falls Thunder midway through the 1989–90 period after the group began the growing season 4-14-2 under Costs LaForge. Under Burnett, Niagara Falls acquired a 19-25-2 record to acquire the ultimate playoff place in the Emms Department. In the post-season, the Thunder defeated the intensely favoured London Knights in six video games in the initial round, accompanied by a five-game series success within the Owen Audio Platers to earn a vacation towards the Emms Department finals. Niagara Falls playoff operate came to a finish, as the Thunder dropped towards the Kitchener Rangers in five video games.In 1990-91, Burnett led the Thunder to a 39-18-9 record, earning 87 points and a second-place finish in the Emms Department. Burnett was granted the Matt Leyden Trophy for OHL Trainer of the entire year, as the Thunder improved by 37 factors over the prior time of year. In the playoffs, the Thunder exposed the first circular against the Kitchener Rangers, who removed Niagara Falls the prior yr. The Thunder would obtain revenge, because they defeated Kitchener in six video games. Within the next circular, the Thunder very easily defeated the Windsor Spitfires in four video games to earn their second consecutive visit to the Emms Department finals under Burnett. Niagara Falls became no match for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, because they had been swept in four video games.Burnett returned for any third season using the Thunder in 1991–92, while he led the golf club to a 39-23-4 record, earning 82 factors and second put in place the Emms Department for the next straight time of year, and another consecutive playoff berth. In the 1st round from the playoffs, the Thunder survived a scare, as the underdog Detroit Jr. Crimson Wings required Niagara Falls to seven video games prior to the Thunder could actually earn the series. In the next round from the playoffs, Niagara Falls defeated the London Knights in five video games, however, for the next straight time of year, the Thunder would shed towards the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Emms Department finals, as the Greyhounds received the series in five video games.Following the season, Burnett stepped down as head coach from the Thunder, as he accepted employment using the Cape Breton Oilers from the American Hockey Group (AHL).

Cape Breton Oilers (1992–1994)

Burnett became the top coach from the Edmonton Oilers' AHL affiliate marketer, the Cape Breton Oilers, for the 1992–93 AHL period. In his initial season using the membership, Burnett led Cape Breton to a 36-32-12 record, gaining 84 factors and third put in place the Atlantic Department, gaining a playoff berth. In the initial round from the playoffs, the Oilers defeated the Fredericton Canadiens in five video games to earn an area in the Atlantic Department finals, facing the intensely favoured St. John's Maple Leafs. The Oilers after that swept the Maple Leafs in four video games to progress to a best-of-three series against the Springfield Indians, using the champion advancing towards the Calder Glass finals. Cape Breton defeated the Indians in two video games and encountered the Rochester Us citizens for the Calder Glass. Cape Breton conveniently defeated the Us citizens in five video games to fully capture the championship.Burnett returned to Cape Breton in 1993–94, nevertheless, the membership struggled to a 32-35-13 record, earning 77 factors and fourth put in place the Atlantic Department, another right playoff appearance. In the post-season, the Oilers dropped towards the St. John's Maple Leafs in five video games in the initial round to get rid of their season.Following the season, Burnett was marketed to become the top coach from the Edmonton Oilers from the Country wide Hockey Group (NHL).

Edmonton Oilers (1994–1995)

Burnett overran the mind coaching duties from the Edmonton Oilers from the NHL for the lockout shortened 1994–95 time of year. On January 20, 1995, Burnett coached his first NHL video game, defeating the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2-1. The Oilers would hover across the .500 level, because they had a 12-13-3 record through 27 games, however, the club then dropped seven games inside a row to fall to 12-20-3. The dropping streak would price Burnett his work, as the Oilers relieved him of his responsibilities, changing him with associate trainer Ron Low.

Binghamton Rangers (1995–1997)

Burnett joined the brand new York Rangers' AHL affiliate marketer, the Binghamton Rangers, in the 1995–96 time of year as the top coach from the group. In his 1st time of year with Binghamton, Burnett led the golf club south Division title having a 39-31-7-3 record, generating 88 factors. In the playoffs, the Rangers had been upset from the Syracuse Crunch in the 1st round.Burnett returned to Binghamton for the 1996–97 time of year, nevertheless, the Rangers struggled in the recently created Empire Department, heading 27-38-13-2, finishing in last place with 69 factors. The Rangers do generate a playoff berth, but dropped towards the St. John's Maple Leafs in the 1st round from the post-season.Following the season, Burnett remaining the Rangers and joined the Guelph Storm from the OHL.

Guelph Storm (1997–1998)

Burnett became the top coach from the Guelph Surprise from the OHL for the 1997–98 time of year, while he led the Surprise towards the Central Department title having a 42-18-6 record, earning 90 factors. The Surprise earned an initial circular bye in the playoffs, and in the OHL quarter-finals, they quickly swept the Sudbury Wolves in four video games. In the OHL semi-finals, Guelph swept the Plymouth Whalers in four video games to earn an area in the J. Ross Robertson Glass finals. In the OHL tournament, the Surprise conveniently dispatched the Ottawa 67's in five video games to earn the J. Ross Robertson Glass, and a berth in the 1998 Memorial Glass. On the Memorial Glass, Burnett led the Surprise to a 2-1 round-robin record, gaining a berth in the semi-final video game, against the Spokane Chiefs. Guelph defeated Spokane 2-1 in overtime and encountered the Portland Winterhawks to choose the winner from the Memorial Glass. In the ultimate game, the Surprise fell towards the Winterhawks 4-3 in overtime to complete in second put in place the tournament.Following the time of year, Burnett still left the Storm to be an assistant mentor over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–2000)

Burnett became an associate coach under mind trainer Craig Hartsburg from the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim from the NHL for the 1998–99 time of year. In his 1st time of year using the Mighty Ducks, the group finished having a 35-34-13 record, making 83 factors and sixth put in place the Western Meeting. In the playoffs, the Mighty Ducks had been swept from the Detroit Crimson Wings in four video games.Burnett returned towards the Mighty Ducks in the 1999-2000 time of year, mainly because the Mighty Ducks finished 34-33-12-3, earning 83 factors, however, the golf club failed to be eligible for the playoffs, because they finished the growing season in ninth put in place the American Conference.Following the season, Burnett still left the Mighty Ducks and came back towards the Ontario Hockey Group, becoming the top coach from the Oshawa Generals.

Oshawa Generals (2000–2004)

In his 1st season using the Oshawa Generals from the OHL in 2000–01, Burnett took over a rebuilding club, because they struggled to a 20-36-7-5 record, earning 52 factors and completing in ninth put in place the Eastern Conference, lacking the playoffs.The Generals improved in the 2001–02 time of year, earning an archive of 23-33-7-5, earning 58 factors, and qualifying for the playoffs as the golf club finished in seventh put in place the Eastern Meeting. In the playoffs, Oshawa was no match for the Belleville Bulls, who received the opening circular series in five video games.Oshawa continued to boost in the 2002–03 time of year, heading 34-30-2-2, earning 72 factors and sixth put in place the conference for his or her second right playoff appearance. In the post-season, the Generals annoyed the 3rd place Peterborough Petes in seven video games in the 1st round, nevertheless, Oshawa dropped in six video games towards the Ottawa 67's in the next round from the playoffs.The Generals once more made the playoffs in the 2003–04, finishing the growing season having a 30-29-8-1 record, earning 69 points and sixth put in place the conference. In the playoffs, Oshawa dropped an exciting seven video game series towards the Mississauga IceDogs.Following the season, Burnett remaining the Generals and joined their divisional rivals, the Belleville Bulls as head coach.

Belleville Bulls/Hamilton Bulldogs (2004–2016)

Burnett became the top coach from the Belleville Bulls from the OHL for the 2004–05 time of year, overtaking a group that had won 15 video games the previous time of year. In his 1st time of year using the Bulls, Burnett led the golf club to a 29-29-6-4 record, making 68 factors, and seventh put in place the Eastern Meeting. In the starting round from the playoffs, the Bulls dropped towards the Peterborough Petes in five video games.In 2005–06, the Bulls improved their record to 32-28-5-3, earning 72 points and another seventh-place finish in the conference. In the post-season, Belleville dropped towards the Brampton Battalion in six video games in the 1st round.Burnett led the Bulls towards the East Department name in 2006–07, while Belleville finished the growing season having a 39-24-0-5 record, earning 83 factors and second put in place the Eastern Meeting. In the post-season, the Bulls quickly defeated the Ottawa 67's in five video games in the 1st round, accompanied by a four-game sweep on the Oshawa Generals in the Eastern Meeting semi-finals. In the Eastern Meeting finals, the Bulls dropped towards the Sudbury Wolves in six video games.In 2007–08, Burnett led the Bulls for an Eastern Meeting best record of 48-14-4-2, as the team attained 102 points. In the playoffs, Belleville rolled through the Peterborough Petes in five video games in the initial round, accompanied by a four-game sweep within the Barrie Colts in the next circular. In the Eastern Meeting finals, the Bulls conveniently defeated the Oshawa Generals in five video games to earn an area in the J. Ross Robertson Glass last, against the Kitchener Rangers. Following the Rangers had taken a 3-0 series business lead, the Bulls stormed back again to win three within a row to create a seventh and last game. Kitchener gained the seventh video game 4–1 to earn the OHL tournament, however, given that they had been hosting the 2008 Memorial Glass, the Bulls experienced for the competition. On the 2008 Memorial Glass, Belleville acquired a 2-1 record in the round-robin, completing in second place and gained a berth in the semi-final video game, against the Kitchener Rangers. Kitchener finished up earning the semi-final video game 9–0, as the Bulls completed the competition in third place.The Bulls had another quite strong season in 2008–09, finishing with the very best record in the Eastern Meeting for the next consecutive season, going 47-17-2-2, earning 98 points. In the playoffs, the Bulls defeated the Sudbury Wolves in six video games in the initial round, accompanied by a five-game series make an impression on the Niagara IceDogs in the next circular, to earn their third directly visit to the Eastern Meeting finals, against the Brampton Battalion. The Battalion became an excessive amount of for the Bulls to take care of, as Brampton gained the series in six video games.In 2009–10, the Bulls begun to rebuild, as the club completed last in the Eastern Conference using a 20-40-2-6 record, earning 48 points, very well out of the playoff position.Burnett led the Bulls back to the playoffs in the 2010–11 period, seeing that Belleville finished in eighth put in place the conference using a 21-43-0-4 record, finding 46 factors. In the initial round from the playoffs, the Bulls had been swept with the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors in four video games, as the membership scored only 1 goal in the complete series.Belleville had a good period in 2011–12, finishing using a 35-32-1-0 record, earning 71 factors, best for seventh in the meeting. In the post-season, the Bulls dropped towards the Ottawa 67's in six video games.The Bulls saw an enormous improvement through the 2012–13 time of year, as the golf club went 44-16-5-3, completing with 96 points, and first place in the Eastern Meeting. The Bulls defeated the Mississauga Steelheads in six video games in the starting round from the playoffs, earning their initial series since 2009. In the next circular, Belleville swept the Sudbury Wolves, gaining a trip towards the Meeting finals. The Bulls after that lost towards the Barrie Colts in a hardcore seven video game series.In 2013–14, the Bulls started to rebuild, and narrowly overlooked the playoffs, because they completed in ninth put in place the conference having a 23-38-4-3 record, earning 53 points, just one single behind the eighth place Mississauga Steelheads.The club rebounded in 2014–15, as the club improved to 27-33-3-5, earning 62 points and seventh put in place the conference. In the playoffs, Belleville was swept from the Barrie Colts in the meeting quarter finals. Following a time of year, the Bulls' franchise relocated to Hamilton, Ontario and had been renamed the Hamilton Bulldogs, as Burnett continued to be the general supervisor and head trainer of the group.In their 1st season following the proceed to Hamilton in 2015–16, Burnett as well as the Bulldogs struggled to a 25-35-8-0 record, earning 58 factors and failing woefully to be eligible for the post-season, as Hamilton completed in ninth put in place the Eastern Conference. He was terminated as Bulldogs trainer and general supervisor by team chief executive, Steve Staios, Apr 4, 2016.

Flint Firebirds (2016–present)

ON, MAY 17, 2016, the OHL appointed Burnett as the overall manager from the Flint Firebirds for the 2016–17 season.

Coaching record

NHL

Team Yr Regular Time of year Post Time of year G W L T Pts End Result EDM 1994–95 35 12 20 3 (38) 5th in Pacific (Fired)

Minor leagues

Team Calendar year Regular Period Post Period G W L T OTL Pts Surface finish Result NF 1989–90 46 19 25 2 - (50) 6th in Emms Shed in third circular NF 1990–91 66 39 18 9 - 87 2nd in Emms Shed in third circular NF 1991–92 66 39 23 4 - 82 2nd in Emms Shed in third circular Cover 1992–93 80 36 32 12 - 84 3rd in Atlantic Won Calder Glass Cover 1993–94 80 32 35 13 - 77 4th in Atlantic Shed in first circular BNG 1995–96 80 39 31 7 3 88 1st in South Shed in first circular BNG 1996–97 80 27 38 13 2 69 5th in Empire Condition Lost in initial circular GUE 1997–98 66 42 18 6 - 90 1st in Central Won J. Ross Robertson Glass OSH 2000–01 68 20 36 7 5 52 5th in East Missed playoffs OSH 2001–02 68 23 33 7 5 58 4th in East Shed in first circular OSH 2002–03 68 34 30 2 2 72 4th in East Shed in Second circular OSH 2003–04 68 30 29 8 1 69 3rd in East Shed in first circular BEL 2004–05 68 29 29 6 4 68 3rd in East Shed in first circular BEL 2005–06 68 32 28 - 8 72 3rd in East Shed in first circular BEL 2006–07 68 39 24 - 5 83 1st in East Shed in third circular BEL 2007–08 68 48 14 - 6 102 1st in East Shed in OHL Finals BEL 2008–09 68 47 17 - 4 98 1st in East Shed in third circular BEL 2009–10 68 20 40 - 8 48 5th in East Missed playoffs BEL 2010–11 68 21 43 - 4 46 4th in East Shed in first circular BEL 2011–12 68 35 32 - 1 71 2nd in East Shed in first circular BEL 2012–13 68 44 16 - 8 96 1st in East Shed in third circular BEL 2013–14 68 23 38 - 7 53 4th in East Missed playoffs BEL 2014–15 68 27 33 - 8 62 4th in East Shed in first circular HAM 2015–16 68 25 35 - 8 58 5th in East Missed playoffs

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