George Burnett

Head Coach and General Manager

Native of Port Perry, Ontario

Career Accomplishments

  • McGill University, Bachelor of Education, 1985; Former High School teacher
  • McGill University Redmen Hockey, CIS All-Canadian, CIS Scoring Champion 1983
  • Player, London Knights, 1979-1982 (OHL)
  • GM & Head Coach, Niagara Falls Thunder, Conference Finalists '90, '91, '92
  • OHL Coach of the Year, 1991 and 1992
  • Head Coach, Cape Breton Oilers, Calder Cup Champions '93
  • Head Coach, Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club 1994-95
  • Head Coach, Binhamton Rangers, South Division Champions '96
  • Head Coach, Guelph Storm, OHL Champions, Memorial Cup Finalists '98
  • Named Head Coach, Team Canada U20 '98
  • Assistant Coach, Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club 1998-2000
  • GM & Head Coach, Oshawa Generals 2000-2004
  • Head Coach, Team Canada U18, Junior World Cup Gold Medalists
  • GM & Head Coach, Belleville Bulls 2004-Present
  • East Division Champions, Conference Finalists '07
  • East Division Champions, Conference Champions '08
  • Memorial Cup Semi-Finalists '08
  • East Division Champions, Conference Finalists '09
  • East Division Champions, Conference Finalists '13
  • Assistant Coach, Team Canada U18 World Championships '10
  • Head Coach, Team Canada U18 Ivan Hlinka Tournament Gold Medalists '10
  • Assistant Coach, Team Canada U20 World Junior Championships Silver Medalists '11
  • Assistant Coach, Team Canada U20 World Junior Championships Bronze Medalists '12
  • Actively involved at league level as member of the OHL's Competitions Committee and Recruitment Committee

Milestones

  • Became fifth coach in OHL history to coach 1000 games on October 13th, 2011 at Niagara
  • Became sixth coach in OHL history to win 500 games on December 2nd, 2011 at Kingston. The game was also 1000th win for Bulls franchise.
  • Leads active OHL coaches in career victories and is fourth all-time behind Brian Kilrea, Bert Templeton and Larry Mavety

Career Coaching Record

SEASON TEAM LG Role GP W L T OTL RESULT
1989-90 Oshawa OHL Asst.            
1989-90 Niagara Falls  OHL Head 46 19 25 2 - Lost in round 3
1990-91 Niagara Falls OHL Head 66 39 18 9 - Lost in round 3
1991-92 Niagara Falls OHL Head 66 39 23 4 - Lost in round 3
1992-93 Cape Breton AHL Head 80 36 32 12 - Won Championship
1993-94 Cape Breton AHL Head 80 32 35 13 - Lost in round 1
1994-95 Edmonton NHL Head 35 12 20 3 -  
1995-96 Binghamton AHL Head 80 39 31 7 3 Lost in round 1
1996-97 Binghamton AHL Head 80 27 38 13 2 Lost in round 1
1997-98 Guelph OHL Head 66 42 17 6 1 Won OHL Championship
1998-99 Anaheim NHL Asst.            
1999-00 Anaheim NHL Asst.            
2000-01 Oshawa OHL Head 68 20 36 7 5  
2001-02 Oshawa OHL Head 68 23 33 7 5 Lost in round 1
2002-03 Oshawa OHL Head 68 34 30 2 2 Lost in round 2
2003-04 Oshawa OHL Head 68 30 29 8 1 Lost in round 1
2004-05 Belleville OHL Head 68 29 29 6 4 Lost in round 1
2005-06 Belleville OHL Head 68 32 28 0 8 Lost in round 1
2006-07 Belleville OHL Head 68 39 24 0 5 Lost in round 3
2007-08 Belleville OHL Head 68 48 14 0 6 Lost in Finals
2008-09 Belleville OHL Head 68 47 17 0 4 Lost in round 3
2009-10 Belleville OHL Head 68 20 40 0 8  
2010-11 Belleville OHL Head 68 21 43 0 4 Lost in round 1
2011-12 Belleville OHL Head 68 35 32 0 1 Lost in round 1
2012-13 Belleville OHL Head 68 44 16 0 8 Lost in round 3
2013-14 Belleville OHL Head 68 23 38 0 7  
  OHL TOT.     1196 584 493 51 68