Brendan Burke

Keith Duggan

2015-06-01

Brendan Burke - Photo Courtesy of coyotes.nhl.com

 

Brendan Burke, G

Shoots: R

Height: 6-3

Weight: 175

Born: 1995-3-11

Birthplace: Scottsdale, AZ

Drafted: 2013 by Phoenix Coyotes, 163rd Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

June 2015- Burke played better with Calgary but never grabbed number one goalie reins with the team, splitting duties with Mack Shields. He posted a 13-3-1 record with a .918 SV% and 2.38 GAA, much better stats than with Portland. Burke split duties with Shields in the playoff's also, with both on a short leash. His future is cloudy, with the Coyotes not signing him by June 1st, Burke can now re-enter the draft and is no longer a Arizona prospect. Keith Duggan

 

January 2015- Brendan Burke has been traded from the Portland Winterhawks to the Calgary Hitmen. Burke has had a rough first half of the season, posting a record of 7-8-3, .888 SV% and 3.63 GAA. A fresh start with a new team could be good for Burke. Keith Duggan

 

June 2014- It was good season overall for Burke in 2013-14 but not one without complications.  He started the season as the number one goalie for the powerhouse Portland Winterhawks of the WHL, playing very well but in February got sick and ended missing a month of action, returning right before the playoff's. He finished the season with a 34-10-2-2 record, .911 save percentage and 2.75 goals against average. He started the playoff's as the Winterhawks starting netminder but was replaced by veteran backup Corbin Boes. In game six of the WHL finals, Burke was back in the net after Boes struggled helping Portland force a game seven which they ultimately lost. He'll be back in Portland for 2014-15 as Winterhawks number one goalie again and possibly play for Team USA in the World Junior Tourtament since he has been invited to their Goaltender Evaluation Camp this summer. Keith Duggan

 

February 2014 – Being the son of former NHL goalie Sean Burke (Phoenix’s current assistant to the general manager,  goalie coach and a pretty good former NHL goaltender himself) may have had something to do with the Coyotes drafting him, but Brendan is putting together a solid junior career and is moving up Phoenix’s prospect depth chart.  Playing for the powerhouse Portland Winterhawks of the WHL, Burke was named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the week after posting two straight shutouts in both his starts for the week ending Feb. 2nd. While Burke’s stats aren’t eye-popping, his .908 save percentage is 12th in the WHL, his record is an impressive 31-10-2-2 in 45 games. Brendan plays a style similar to his father, using his size to his advantage and fills the net with a positionally based butterfly style. Keith Duggan

 

Fantasy Outlook: D+

 

The Coyotes are pretty deep in net and Burke isn’t exactly a can’t miss prospect but he’s been a winner at every level he’s played at. Being the son of the team’s assistant to the general manager and goalie coach isn’t going to hurt his chances at getting a shot in the organization. If he makes it to the NHL though, it’s probably going to be a few years.

 

Footage:

 

Interview with Brendan Burke

 

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