Pat Burns dies after battle with cancer

Updated: November 20, 2010, 4:38 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SHERBROOKE, Quebec -- Pat Burns, the former Montreal police officer who led New Jersey to the 2003 Stanley Cup title and was the NHL's coach of the year with three teams, died Friday. He was 58.

Burns battled cancer of the colon and the liver in 2004 and 2005 and hoped he had beaten the disease, but in January 2009 doctors found it had spread to his lungs.

This time, he decided to forgo further treatment.

"Just as they will remember Pat for his success as a coach, hockey ...

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