Robert Arthur Burns
Left Wing
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 pounds
Born: 8.27.46 Montreal, Quebec
How he arrived: Claimed from the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Expansion Draft, 6.12.74
How he left: Retired after the 1975-76 season.
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1974-75
KC
71
18
15
33
-40
70
126
7
5
12
0
0
0
1
1975-76
KC
78
13
18
31
-40
37
145
2
3
5
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
149
31
33
64
-80
107
271
9
8
17
0
0
0
1
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Burns was a decent goal scorer that was best known for getting physical and gritty when playing. He had spent most
of his years in the farm systems of the Montreal Canadiens and the Penguins prior to the Scouts taking him in the
expansion draft.

That's where he showed that he could be a grinder like the best of them. Unfortunate that his stats doesn't show that,
though, but what can you expect playing on an expansion team, and a real bad one at that?

He would retire after the Scouts became the Rockies and the team in general did a makeover.

I'll end this with a little trivia: until the 2015-16 season, when Michael Cammalleri took on the number, Burns was also
the only player in franchise history to wear the number 13. (That's his jersey on the Hockey Widget calendar on the
main page.)
Entry Draft: None
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