Former Devils coach Pat Burns dead at 58

NEWARK - (AP) - Former NHL coach Pat Burns, who led the NewJersey Devils to the 2003 Stanley Cup title, has died. He was 58.

Devils President Lou Lamoriello says Burns died of cancer Fridayin Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Lamoriello said hockey has lost a "great friend andambassador."

Burns led New Jersey to its third Stanley Cup championship whenthe Devils beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in seven games.

Burns also coached Boston, Toronto and Montreal, twice leadingthe Bruins to the playoffs. He also led the Canadiens to the NHLchampionship in his first season with Montreal.

He was the first coach to win three Jack Adams Awards as theNHL's top coach.

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