Burke Officially Named GM of Toronto Maple Leafs
Brian Burke, former GM of the Anaheim Ducks and the Vancouver Canucks was officially named GM and president of the Toronto Maple Leafs today at a news conference in Toronto. He left Anaheim earlier this month ending his contract 6 months earlier than expected. His financial agreement was not released but it is believed to be in the range of $3 million US dollars a year plus the remainder of this season.
"You're talking about the Vatican if you're Catholic, you're talking the centre of the hockey universe, you're talking about one of the most important jobs in hockey, running the Toronto Maple Leafs," Burke said. "It's a dream job."
Burke becomes the 13th GM of the Leafs since there beggining in 1916 and will try to lead the team too their first Stanely Cup win since 1967.