Brian Burke is an executive in the National Hockey League and currently the general manager and executive vice president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Burke graduated from Providence College in 1977 with a BA in History. While attending Providence, he played for the Friars Division-I ice hockey team, where, during his senior year, he served as captain. The team was coached by Lou Lamoriello. Burke then proceeded to play one year in the AHL with the Maine Mariners, who won the AHL Calder Cup Championship that year. After one year in the AHL, Burke attended Harvard, where he graduated with an LL.B and an MBA in 1981. Burke has served as the general manager of the Hartford Whalers and Vancouver Canucks. After he left the Canucks in 2004, Burke worked briefly as an analyst for NHL games on both the CBC and TSN. Burke won the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks as the GM in the 2006/2007 season. It was his second year with the Ducks.