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Former Leafs GM Burke accepts scouting position with Ducks

TSN.ca Staff

2/21/2013 1:45:30 PM

Former Maple Leafs' president and general manager Brian Burke is heading back to Anaheim.

Burke, who assumed an advisor role with the Maple Leafs after being fired just before the season, has accepted a part-time pro scouting position with the Anaheim Ducks.

"Brian and I discussed this opportunity after Anaheim approached the Leafs for permission to speak with him about a possible scouting role," said Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) President Tom Anselmi. "We both agreed that taking this role with Anaheim would best position Brian for his next general manager opportunity in the League. We have granted permission and we will terminate his consulting contract with MLSE so that he can pursue this role with Anaheim."

Burke returns to the Ducks after originally serving as executive vice president/general manager from 2005-08 and helping the team capture their first Stanley Cup in 2007.

"We are happy to welcome Brian back to the organization," said Ducks executive vice president/general manager Bob Murray. "Anytime you can add a person of his quality to your staff, it makes your organization better. We've had success working together before and look forward to doing it again."