Brian Burke in talks to join Flames front office: reports
Former Leafs president, GM currently a scout with Anaheim
It appears the Calgary Flames may be set to add some truculence to their front office.
The Flames have called a news conference for 10 a.m. MT on Thursday amid reports that former Toronto Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke is in discussions to join the club in an executive capacity.
Nothing official has been announced and Burke's potential role with the club hasn't been specified.
The 58-year-old native of Providence, R.I., is currently a part-time scout with the Anaheim Ducks. He was relieved of his duties by the Leafs before the 2013 lockout-shortened season and given a role as senior advisor with Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment.
He won a Stanley Cup as general manager in his second year with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007. Burke was unable to guide the Leafs to the playoffs during his four years with the team, and led Toronto to a 129-135-42 record during his tenure.
Prior to Toronto and Anaheim, Burke had stints as GM of the Hartford Whalers (1992-93) and the Vancouver Canucks (1998-04).
He was also recently added to Rugby Canada's board of directors and served as GM of the U.S. men's hockey team that won silver in 2010 at the Vancouver Olympics.