COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today that former Providence College standout Brian Burke has been named general manager of the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team that will compete in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.
"We're extremely pleased to have Brian Burke as our general manager," said Ron DeGregorio president of USA Hockey. "His record of accomplishment speaks for itself. Brian's drive and fire for the game rub off on you and it's that type of passion that will help lead us to our ultimate goal of winning the gold medal."
"I'm extremely honored to be asked," said Burke, who is the top general manager in the National Hockey League according to The Hockey News. "We'll have one goal. And that's to put together a team that can bring home the gold medal. The journey starts today and I very much look forward to it."