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.

Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
NF1989–90 4619252-(50)6th in EmmsLost in third round
NF1990–91 6639189-872nd in EmmsLost in third round
NF1991–92 6639234-822nd in EmmsLost in third round
CAP1992–93 80363212-843rd in AtlanticWon Calder Cup
CAP1993–94 80323513-774th in AtlanticLost in first round
EDM1994–95 3512203-(38)5th in Pacific(Fired)
BNG1995–96 80393173881st in SouthLost in first round
BNG1996–97 802738132695th in Empire StateLost in first round
GUE1997–98 6642186-901st in CentralWon J. Ross Robertson Cup
OSH2000–01 68203675525th in EastMissed playoffs
OSH2001–02 68233375584th in EastLost in first round
OSH2002–03 68343022724th in EastLost in Second round
OSH2003–04 68302981693rd in EastLost in first round
BEL2004–05 68292964683rd in EastLost in first round
BEL2005–06 683228-8723rd in EastLost in first round
BEL2006–07 683924-5831st in EastLost in third round
BEL2007–08 684814-61021st in EastLost in OHL Finals
BEL2008–09 684717-4981st in EastLost in third round
BEL2009–10 682040-8485th in EastMissed playoffs
BEL2010–11 682143-4464th in EastLost in first round

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Preceded by
Glen Sather
Head Coaches of the Edmonton Oilers
Succeeded by
Ron Low

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