Cancer Survivor Pat Burns is diagnosed with lung cancer
It was anounced today that former three time Jack Adams winning NHL head coach revealed that he now has lung cancer.
The 56-year-old told Montreal La Presse he learned he had the disease when he returned from the world hockey championships last spring.
Burns is a cancer survivor. He won battles with colon cancer in 2003 and liver cancer in 2005. Burns had undergone chemotherapy to fight the previous times but has chosen to not take chemotherapy treatments this time.
The storied career Pat Burns saw him be the bench boss for the Montreal Canadians, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Boston Bruins and the New Jersey Devils. Despite a career record of 501 wins, 350 losses, 161 ties (remember those?) and 14 overtime losses in 1019 games, Burns only won one Stanley Cup. This was during his time with the Toronto Map... Kidding, with the New Jersey Devils.