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Feb 5, 2007, 6:33 PM EST


BOUCHERVILLE, Que. (CP) - Pat Burns, a three-time NHL coach of the year, and Luc Robitaille, who has scored more goals than any other NHL left-winger, will be inducted into the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Hall of Fame on April 4.

Also being inducted are defenceman Pierre Lacroix and forward Jacques Cossette.

Burns was the head coach of the Hull Olympiques for from 1984 to 1987. In 200 regular-season games he had 111 wins. During the 1985-86 campaign the Olympiques won a club-record 54 games, including twenty-two straight at home.

In 1988, Burns was hired to coach the NHL Montreal Canadiens. In his first year he led the Canadiens to first place in the Adams Division and to the Stanley Cup final. That resulted in him winning his first of three awards as the NHL coach of the year.

Burns went on to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. In 2002-03, he led the Devils to their third Stanley Cup championship.

Robitaille played three seasons with the Hull Olympiques in the '80s, scoring 155 goals and 424 points in 197 games. During his career he was named the most valuable player in the playoffs and the MVP of the Canadian Hockey League.

Robitaille was picked 171st overall by the L.A. Kings in the 1984 draft. He went on to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year in 1987 after scoring 45 goals in 79 games.

During his career, Robitaille scored 668 goals and 1,394 points and was named an NHL first-team all-star five times.

Cossette was a feisty right-winger who played with the Sorel Eperviers from 1972 to '74. He was named a first-team all-star in both campaigns.

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Congrats to both of them, and I hope the best for Pat Burns.
 
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