George Burnett (born March 25, 1962) is the coach and general manager of the Belleville Bulls in the Ontario Hockey League. Burnett briefly coached the Edmonton Oilers for part of the 1994–1995 National Hockey League season before being fired by General Manager Glen Sather and replaced by Assistant Coach Ron Low.
Burnett played junior hockey for the London Knights of the OHL, and also suited up for the McGill University Redmen. He returned to the OHL as a head coach for the 1989–90 season when he was hired mid-season by the Niagara Falls Thunder, after starting the season as an assistant coach with the Oshawa Generals.
Burnett was awarded the Matt Leyden Trophy as the OHL coach of the year for the 1990–91 and 1991–92 seasons. Burnett was quickly promoted to coaching the Oilers' farm team in the American Hockey League, the Cape Breton Oilers, including a Calder Cup championship in 1993. Failing in his attempt at an NHL head coaching job, Burnett returned for a two-year stint with the Binghamton Rangers, then would return to the OHL for the 1997–98 season, winning the J. Ross Robertson Cup with the Guelph Storm, then coaching in the Memorial Cup.
Burnett returned to the NHL as an assistant coach with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for two seasons from 1998 to 2000. Burnett would later return to the Oshawa Generals as their coach and general manager, lasting four seasons from 2000 to 2004.
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|NF||1989–90||46||19||25||2||-||(50)||6th in Emms||Lost in third round|
|NF||1990–91||66||39||18||9||-||87||2nd in Emms||Lost in third round|
|NF||1991–92||66||39||23||4||-||82||2nd in Emms||Lost in third round|
|CAP||1992–93||80||36||32||12||-||84||3rd in Atlantic||Won Calder Cup|
|CAP||1993–94||80||32||35||13||-||77||4th in Atlantic||Lost in first round|
|EDM||1994–95||35||12||20||3||-||(38)||5th in Pacific||(Fired)|
|BNG||1995–96||80||39||31||7||3||88||1st in South||Lost in first round|
|BNG||1996–97||80||27||38||13||2||69||5th in Empire State||Lost in first round|
|GUE||1997–98||66||42||18||6||-||90||1st in Central||Won J. Ross Robertson Cup|
|OSH||2000–01||68||20||36||7||5||52||5th in East||Missed playoffs|
|OSH||2001–02||68||23||33||7||5||58||4th in East||Lost in first round|
|OSH||2002–03||68||34||30||2||2||72||4th in East||Lost in Second round|
|OSH||2003–04||68||30||29||8||1||69||3rd in East||Lost in first round|
|BEL||2004–05||68||29||29||6||4||68||3rd in East||Lost in first round|
|BEL||2005–06||68||32||28||-||8||72||3rd in East||Lost in first round|
|BEL||2006–07||68||39||24||-||5||83||1st in East||Lost in third round|
|BEL||2007–08||68||48||14||-||6||102||1st in East||Lost in OHL Finals|
|BEL||2008–09||68||47||17||-||4||98||1st in East||Lost in third round|
|BEL||2009–10||68||20||40||-||8||48||5th in East||Missed playoffs|
|BEL||2010–11||68||21||43||-||4||46||4th in East||Lost in first round|
|Head Coaches of the Edmonton Oilers
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