According to TSN, Pat Burns, the only coach to ever win the Jack Adams Trophy with three different NHL clubs, has passed away due to complications with cancer.
“For those who know me well, I’ve never backed down from any fight, and I’m not going to back down from this one,” said Burns. He was a man who was full of energy and determination both behind the bench and in life to the very end.
We at MLHS send our condolences to the Burns’ family as we remember our favorite Leaf moments of the legendary head coach.
“I know my life is nearing its end and I accept that,” said Burns. “As for my career, I always said to my kids, ‘you don’t cry because it’s over, you’re happy because it happened.’ That’s the main thing. I’m happy it happened.”