VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Leetch, Burke join NHL safety department

NEW YORK (AP) - Hall of Fame defenseman Brian Leetch and former You Can Play executive director Patrick Burke joined the NHL's department of player safety on Thursday.

Advertisement
Leetch is taking the position of manager of player safety that had been held by Rob Blake, who was named assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Kings last month. Burke will serve in the new position of director of player safety.

``Brian Leetch and Patrick Burke are two astute members of the hockey community who will bring unique perspectives and personal experiences to the Department of Player Safety,'' Brendan Shanahan, the NHL vice president of player safety and hockey operations said in a statement Thursday.

Leetch, who spent the majority of his career with the New York Rangers, ranks eighth among NHL defensemen with 1,028 career points.

He earned the Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP when the Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1994. He is also a two-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL's top defenseman and was chosen as rookie of the year in 1989.

Burke, a former Philadelphia Flyers scout, is one of the founding partners of the You Can Play Project, which fights sexual orientation discrimination in sports.

Burke, the son of former NHL executive Brian Burke, stepped down as executive director of You Can Play on Tuesday, but is still involved with the organization.

Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
BetOnline.ag: Best and Worst Bets
Williams: In the Crease - Week 20
News: Grand Salami - February
Ducks top Wild in 11-round SO
Senators double up Rangers, 6-3
Kings knock off Sabres, 'over' hits
Flames C Backlund inks contract
Blackhawks trade D Pokka to Senators
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NHL Pro Hockey Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NHL Hot Streaks
9-3 +670 L4 Days, +1,670 Totals TY
9-3 Guarantees, 15-6 +919 Streak
16-4 L20 G-Plays, 20-10 L30 Picks
+1,515 Guaranteed Plays TY
+2,446 NHL Picks TY
8-4 L12 G-Plays, +1,474 Overall
4-0 +540 L4, 9-3 +787 Run
6-1 +566 L7 Picks, 12-4 G-Plays
NHL Pro Hockey Expert Sports Picks - Montreal Canadiens at Vegas Golden Knights
2017 NHL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Matt Fargo + 2446
Stephen Nover + 1514
Bill Marzano + 1474
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
ASA + 1074
Bill Marzano + 435
Matt Fargo + 337
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 1670
Bruce Marshall + 1281
Doc's Sports + 329
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Matt Fargo + 2615
Kevin Rogers + 1515
Scott Rickenbach + 738
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Matt Fargo + 2069
Kevin Rogers + 1701
Bill Marzano + 1203
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
ASA + 890
Doc's Sports + 609
Stephen Nover + 513
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership