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Fantasy Summary

Like many small, offensively talented players, Burke is a sink or swim at the next level. He could be the next Johnny Gaudreau or fizzle off like many similar players.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 1, 1997
Height 5‘10”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

May 2020- Burke broke through in his second year of pro, finishing eighth in AHL scoring with 21 goals and 52 points in 51 games. Along with leading Tucson in scoring, Burke was also clutch for the team, as his seven game-winning goals were tied for third in the AHL. He earned a few call-ups to Arizona but never appeared in a NHL game. Expect that to change in 2020-21, as Burke will start in the AHL but will earn a role with Arizona as the year goes along much like Conor Garland did a few years ago. Keith Duggan

December 2019- After a slow start to his pro career, Burke has been outstanding in his second year. He’s been a consistent point-per-game player for Tucson, right with Lane Pederson as the Roadrunners’ top point producer. His excellent play earned him a call-up to the big club, where Burke never suited up for Arizona before returning to tear up the AHL. When recalled though, Coyotes brass compared him to Conor Garland, a similar sized player who started off slow before coming on as he gained pro experience. Burke is currently 14th in AHL scoring with 12 goals and 26 points in 26 games. Keith Duggan

April 2019- With 20 points in his first 48 games, Burke was adjusting and learning the pro game. No one was expecting him to put up the big numbers he put up in the WHL right away but lately Burke’s offensive game has started to come around. He has 11 points in his last 15 games, becoming a key member of the Tucson Roadrunners as they make a push for the playoff’s. Keith Duggan

March 2018- The Coyotes already have one of the top point producers from the WHL and they decided to add another, signing overage winger Brayden Burke to a three-year, entry-level contract. This season Burke has helped the Moose Jaw Warriors to the best record in the WHL, staying atop the standings most of the campaign. He’s currently second in the league in points, racking up 112 points (31 goals, 81 assists) in just 59 games. Burke was the first player to break the 100-point barrier in both the WHL and CHL this season. Much like fellow WHLer and Coyote prospect Tyler Steenbergen, Burke is undersized, generously listed at 5-11 and 165 pounds and that seems the main reason he was passed by in the NHL draft twice. What he lacks in size though, Burke makes up for in hockey I.Q. and offensive talent. He might be one of the best passers in junior hockey and possesses good acceleration and skating mobility. Burke seems worth the risk with the NHL all about speed and skill now and personally it seems odd he went this long undrafted or unsigned. He does get knocked off the puck easily and his defensive zone play needs work, so Burke is a project but has plenty of skill. Keith Duggan


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 CAC Canadians U15 AAAAEHL U1533 17 1532 16|        
 2011-2012 CAC Canadians U15 AAAAEHL U1532 23 4063 60|Playoffs5 2 810
  Team Edmonton North Alberta Cup5 1 45 2|        
 2012-2013 Team Alberta WCCC-16- - -- -|        
  CAC Canadians U18 AAAAEHL U1831 11 1627 32|        
 2013-2014 CAC Canadians U18 AAAAEHL U1831 19 2847 18|        
  Red Deer RebelsWHL2 0 00 2|        
 2014-2015 Red Deer RebelsWHL1 0 00 0|        
  Lethbridge HurricanesWHL41 8 2634 14|        
 2015-2016 Lethbridge HurricanesWHL72 27 82109 44|Playoffs5 2 24
 2016-2017 Lethbridge HurricanesWHL15 4 1923 10|        
  Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL46 15 4459 26|Playoffs7 2 35
 2017-2018 Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL61 31 82113 45|Playoffs14 9 1221 16 
  Tucson RoadrunnersAHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs2 0 00
 2018-2019 Tucson RoadrunnersAHL67 13 2033 24|        
 2019-2020 Tucson RoadrunnersAHL51 21 3152 34|        

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