Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Shawn Burr
Shawn Burr spent parts of 16 seasons in the NHL, mostly with the Detroit Red Wings. He was a hard-nosed worker in the trenches who could also put the puck in the net.

Burr scored 50 goals in Junior B with the local Steeplejacks before joining the OHL's Kitchener Rangers in 1983-84. He scored 41 goals in his rookie year and was chosen seventh overall by the Detroit Red Wings at the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. The club gave him a look early in the 1984-85 season before sending him back to junior. Burr was dominant in 1985-86 with 60 goals then joined the NHL on a full-time basis the next year.

The young forward scored 22 goals as a rookie in 1986-87 and played solid defensive hockey under coach Jacques Demers. He also demonstrated a willingness to take the body and helped the Wings reach the semi-finals in 1987 and 1988. In 1989-90, the rugged forward scored a personal best 24 goals and represented Canada at the World Championships. He continued to go up and down his wing and see time on both specialty teams through the 1994-95 season. During his last year in Detroit, Burr helped the club reach the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 1966.

Burr was acquired by the Tampa Bay Lightning prior to the 1995-96 season. He was a model of sound defensive hockey for the younger players and chipped in with 27 goals over two years. He joined the improving San Jose Sharks in an off-season deal in June 1997 and was a solid role player that year. He spent much of the 1998-99 schedule with the Kentucky Thoroughblades of the AHL and played a few games for the Tampa Bay Lightning the next year. Burr retired after spending most of the 1999-2000 season in the IHL with the Detroit Vipers and Manitoba Moose.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Sarnia Black Hawks Minor-ON 52 50 85 135 125
1983-84 Kitchener Rangers OHL 68 41 44 85 50 16 5 12 17 22
1983-84 Kitchener Rangers M-Cup 4 2 3 5 4
1984-85 Kitchener Rangers OHL 48 24 42 66 50 4 3 3 6 2
1984-85 Detroit Red Wings NHL 9 0 0 0 2 -4
1984-85 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 4 0 0 0 2
1985-86 Kitchener Rangers OHL 59 60 67 127 104 5 2 3 5 8
1985-86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 1 0 1 4 +1
1985-86 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 3 2 2 4 2 17 5 7 12 32
1986-87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 22 25 47 107 +2 16 7 2 9 20
1987-88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 78 17 23 40 97 +7 9 3 1 4 14
1988-89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 19 27 46 78 +5 6 1 2 3 6
1989-90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 24 32 56 82 +14
1989-90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 3 4 2 6 2
1989-90 Canada WEC-A 10 4 1 5 14
1990-91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 20 30 50 112 +14 7 0 4 4 15
1991-92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 19 32 51 118 +26 11 1 5 6 10
1992-93 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 10 25 35 74 +18 7 2 1 3 2
1993-94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 51 10 12 22 31 +12 7 2 0 2 6
1994-95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 42 6 8 14 60 +13 16 0 2 2 6
1995-96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 81 13 15 28 119 +4 6 0 2 2 8
1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 74 14 21 35 106 +5
1997-98 San Jose Sharks NHL 42 6 6 12 50 +2 6 0 0 0 8
1998-99 San Jose Sharks NHL 18 0 1 1 29 -3
1998-99 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 26 10 14 24 29 +6 12 4 9 13 10
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 4 0 2 2 0 +2
1999-00 Detroit Vipers IHL 10 2 4 6 10 +3
1999-00 Manitoba Moose IHL 18 3 2 5 6 +2 2 1 0 1 6
NHL Totals 878 181 259 440 1069 91 16 19 35 95


OHL Rookie of the Year (1984)
OHL Second All-Star Team (1986)
Traded to Tampa Bay by Detroit with Detroit's 3rd round choice (later traded to Boston - Boston selected Jason Doyle) in 1996 Entry Draft for Marc Bergevin and Ben Hankinson, August 17, 1995. Traded to San Jose by Tampa Bay for San Jose's 5th round choice (Mark Thompson) in 1997 Entry Draft, June 21, 1997. Traded to Tampa Bay by San Jose with Andrei Zyuzin, Bill Houlder and Steve Guolla for Niklas Sundstrom and NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Igor Radulov) in 2000 Entry Draft, August 4, 1999.
Officially announced retirement, July 26, 2000.