Monday, 19 November 2012

Brian Burke and Mike Milbury join Vermont Law School Sports Law Institute

We are thrilled to announce that NHL executives Brian Burke and Mike Milbury have joined our Vermont Law School Sports Law Institute as members of the Board of Advisors.

As I'll detail later this week, we are close to finalizing plans for Milbury to speak at Vermont Law School on Tuesday, November 27 at 2 pm on the NHL Lockout and where things go from here.

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Brian Burke is an American-Canadian ice hockey executive who is currently the President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Burke has also served as General Manager of the Anaheim Ducks—leading the club to its first Stanley Cup championship—as well as the Vancouver Canucks and Hartford Whalers. Burke previously worked in the NHL front office as Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations, spent six years as a player agent, and played professional hockey for the Marine Mariners of the American Hockey League. He received the 2008 Lester Patrick Award for his outstanding service to hockey in the United States. Burke is a graduate of Providence College and Harvard Law School.

Mike Milbury is an American sportscaster currently working as an ice hockey analyst for the NHL on NBC and Comcast Sports New England. He has also presented on ESPN, Versus, and CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. Milbury played twelve seasons in the National Hockey League as a defenseman for the Boston Bruins. He coached the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Finals and the President’s Trophy for the best record in the league. Milbury spent 11 seasons with the New York Islanders, where he worked as the team’s General Manager, Head Coach, and Senior Vice President. He is an inductee of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, and holds a degree from Colgate University.

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