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Brendan Burke, 21, the youngest son of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, was killed in a car crash in February. ((Associated Press))

An internship program has been created by USA Hockey to honour the memory of Brendan Burke.

The organization announced Wednesday it has established the Brendan Burke internship, which will be given each year to a recent college graduate who is interested in pursuing a job in hockey operations.

Brendan Burke worked with the Miami University men's hockey team and was killed in a car crash on Feb. 5. He is the son of Brian Burke, the Toronto Maple Leafs GM and the boss of the U.S. Olympic team.

"Our family is obviously thrilled to have this internship founded in Brendan's name at USA Hockey," Brian Burke said in a statement. "It will forever preserve his memory and provide an opportunity each year for a young person interested in pursuing a career in hockey to gain invaluable experience."

The program's first intern is expected to begin duties in September.