Brendan Burke, Son of Maple Leafs GM Died in Car Crash

Brendan Burke, the son of Toronto Maple Leafs President and GM Brian Burke dies. The 21-year-old man died in a car crash in Economy, Indiana.

“On behalf of the entire Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment family, we extend out heartfelt condolensces to the family and friends of Brian Burke,” said Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment CEO Richard Peddie in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Burke family during this extremely difficult time.”

The accident happened when Brendan Burke lost control of his Jeep Grand Cherokee and it crashed straight on with other car. Apparently he was not alone. Brendan’s friend Mark Reedy (18) was also killed in the accident. Luckily, the driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

“The National Hockey League grieves tonight for the family and
friends of Brendan Burke, a young man of courage and character,” said commissioner Gary Bettman in a statement. “Words simply cannot express our sorrow over his loss. We send our deepest, most heartfelt condolences to Brendan’s father, Brian; his mother, Kerry; everyone in Brendan’s family and all who were inspired by his love for hockey.”

Brendan Burke was a student and the staff of the hockey team at Miami University (Ohio).

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Posted by on February 6, 2010

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