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Brian Burke Named to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame



Pittsburgh Penguins Brian Burke

Former Pittsburgh Penguins president of hockey operations Brian Burke is in the five-member class that will be inducted to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in December.

The other inductees are Dustin Brown, Jamie Langenbrunner, Brian Murphy and Katie King Crowley.

“It’s an amazing Class and a group that truly reflects extraordinary,” said Mike Trimboli, president of USA Hockey, in a statement released by the Hall. “Their accomplishments are varied and far-reaching, and the positive impact they’ve had on the game — and will continue to have — will no doubt benefit generations to come.”

Burke held his position with the Pittsburgh Penguins for a little more than two years before he, along with GM Ron Hextall and assistant GM Chris Pryor, were fired in April.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Dec. 6 in Boston. The NHL’s Lester Patrick Trophy will be awarded in conjunction with that event.