Veteran goaltender Burke retires

Updated: September 20, 2007, 12:58 AM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- NHL goaltender Sean Burke officially retired Tuesday after nearly 20 years in the league.

Sean Burke

Burke

Burke spent last season with the Los Angeles Kings, and played for nine teams during his career, which also included playing for Canada in the 1988 Olympics.

Selected 24th overall in the 1985 draft, Burke reached the NHL near the end of the 1987-88 season with the New Jersey Devils.

Burke, 40, also was with Hartford, Philadelphia, Carolina, Vancouver, Florida, Phoenix and Tampa Bay.

Burke, who played on three All-Star teams, finishes with 820 games played (12th among goalies), 324 wins (19th) and 38 shutouts -- tied with Tom Barrasso for 29th on the career list.


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