Ex-Red Wing Shawn Burr dies at 47
Shawn Burr, who played 16 years in the NHL, mostly with the Detroit Red Wings, died Monday. He was 47.
Dave Goetze, a friend of Burr's, says Burr was making progress in a fight against leukemia, but he died from brain trauma after a fall at his Detroit-area home. Goetze has worked for the Shawn Burr Foundation in support of blood cancer research.
In 878 NHL games, Burr scored 181 goals with 259 assists and 1,069 penalty minutes.