Shawn Burr : biography
Shawn Christopher Burr (born July 1, 1966 in Sarnia, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger. Burr played in the NHL for parts of 16 seasons from 1985-2000.
On 27 February 2011, it was reported that Burr was diagnosed with myeloid leukemia, which may require a bone marrow transplant.Mitch Albom , Detroit Free Press, February 27, 2011
Shawn Burr has successfully completed chemo and is now cancer free.Personal Interview 09/09/11
Burr was drafted 7th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Burr played 878 career NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks, scoring 181 goals and 259 assists for 440 points. He also garnered 1,069 penalty minutes.
In 2007, Burr was elected president of the and is active in its efforts to raise money for children's charities in Metro Detroit.
Burr is the President of the Port Huron Icehawks IHL hockey organization.
- 1983-84 OHL Rookie of the Year
- 1985-86 OHL Second All-Star team
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