Garrett Burnett
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
235 lb (107 kg)
Teams Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1975-09-23)September 23, 1975,
Coquitlam, BC, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 1995 – 2007

Garrett "Rocky" Burnett (born September 23, 1975 in Coquitlam, British Columbia) is a professional ice hockey player who played with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim of the NHL in the 2003-04 season.

NHL career[edit | edit source]

Burnett's first career goal came against Brent Johnson of the Phoenix Coyotes on March 17, 2004. The enforcer played 39 games and registered 184 penalty minutes while scoring one goal and adding two assists.

According to, Burnett participated in 22 fights in his sole NHL season with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. His reputation for having a "face of stone" was solidified in his March 19, 2004 fight against San Jose's Scott Parker, who sustained a broken hand from fighting Burnett. Burnett signed an NHL one way contract for the 2004/05 season plus a one year option.

Minor League Career[edit | edit source]

In Burnett's minor league career, he amassed 2,562 penalty minutes for 13 different teams. In the 1999–2000 season, in only 58 games with the Kentucky Thoroughblades of the AHL, he had 506 penalty minutes.

Played briefly and was the player-assistant coach for the Danbury Trashers of the UHL in 2004.

He last game played was in the Quebec-based Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (LNAH) on December 17, 2006. While playing for the Summum Chiefs, he was suspended for 36 games for throwing a net at an opposing goalie and for "making a spectacle of himself on the ice during a brawl."

Assault[edit | edit source]

Burnett was allegedly assaulted in the early hours of December 26, 2006 outside of a night club in North Delta, British Columbia following a dispute between a group of people he was with, and another group. He was in a coma in a Vancouver hospital. According to family, he was on life support and in a coma for 3 weeks and is doing much better, yet he was also recovering/rehabilitating and being treated regularly as an outpatient at a year and a half later. No one has been charged in this crime.

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