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Brian Burke Stepping Back From The Calgary Organization

Calgary, AB – Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation announced today that President of Hockey Operations, Brian Burke, will be stepping back from the organization effective May 1, 2018.

“When Brian came to us in September 2013 we discussed a structure and timeline of four to five years for his new role.  Each year we review our mandate going forward and determined together that we would move on,” said Ken King, CSEC President & CEO.

“Brian’s leadership and guidance of our hockey operations and work with General Manager Brad Treliving have been exemplary and we are grateful for his contributions. His charity work and organizational representation in our community are legendary as he has touched so many with his generosity.” 

Flames hockey operations will operate under the direction of General Manager Brad Treliving, Vice President of Hockey Operations Don Maloney, and Assistant General Manager’s Craig Conroy and Brad Pascall.

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Paul's avatar

Stepping back?  Does that mean he will remain with the organization, maybe and adviser?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/27/18 at 09:39 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Bob McKenzie tweet,


fficial announcement on Burke leaving CGY. Let speculation begin on where he lands. Hearing Media is a possibility.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/27/18 at 09:41 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Eric Francis tweet,

“It’s time. It’s a sensible time to part ways as friends.” - Brian Burke on what he insists was a mutual parting with the Flames.
Says he’s done as a hockey executive after 31 years as he has other things he wants to do, including spending more time with his daughters in Toronto

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/27/18 at 10:50 AM ET

HaHasek's avatar

Came in here to comment on the phrase “stepping back” as well. The Flames organization has difficulty calling things what they are it seems.

“Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation announced today that President of Hockey Operations, Brian Burke, will be “coming in a bit late for work” effective May 1, 2018.”

Posted by HaHasek on 04/27/18 at 10:50 AM ET

shazam88's avatar

sad day for truculence

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 04/27/18 at 11:03 AM ET

Paul's avatar

TORONTO (April 27, 2018) Sportsnet is welcoming a familiar face to the fold as Brian Burke joins the network’s 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage for the remainder of the post-season. Burke will be adding commentary, insights and analysis to a wide variety of Sportsnet’s NHL coverage across television, radio and digital.

“Brian is one of the most experienced, respected and knowledgeable executives in all of hockey,” said Scott Moore, President, Sportsnet and NHL Properties. “We are thrilled to have him join the team, bolstering what is already a stellar roster of NHL hosts, commentators, analysts and insiders. He will provide a unique perspective in which we believe Canadian hockey fans will be extremely interested.”

Burke brings with him more than three decades of front office experience having served most recently as the president of hockey operations for the Calgary Flames. Previously, Burke was the general manager of the Vancouver Canucks, Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs. He also held a vice-president position with the NHL, leading player discipline, officiating, proposed rule changes and league involvement in international hockey, giving him the ability to provide insight from both the league and team perspective.

“I’m thrilled to be joining an outstanding team at Sportsnet,” said Burke. “Hockey is king in Canada and I look forward to being part of the group that is consistently delivering the best hockey content to fans across the country on all platforms.”

Burke makes his first appearance this weekend, as Sportsnet’s television coverage includes two games on Saturday, two games on Sunday as well as a special presentation of the 2018 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday night.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/27/18 at 11:50 AM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Brian Burke, the smartest guy in any room he enters…...just ask him.  confused

Success everywhere he’s gone…. shut eye

Posted by Down River Dan on 04/27/18 at 12:17 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

He insists he has no regrets.

“None,” said Burke, who was true to his word upon arrival when he said he’d stay in the background and let the GM be the star. “I think the team is in great shape. There are a couple patches we need to put together this summer but I like the new coach.

“I think we’ve plugged a lot of holes and put a lot of key pieces in place. We brought in a top GM. And Jay Feaster deserves some credit here, even though I terminated him – he put some key pieces in place. I think the draft has been solid in my time – and Tree deserves the credit for that, not me.

“I’m grateful to have spent five years here.”


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/27/18 at 12:36 PM ET

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