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Garrett "Rocky" Burnett (born September 23, 1975 in Coquitlammarker, British Columbiamarker) is a professional ice hockey player who played with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim of the NHL in the 2003-04 season.

NHL career

Burnett's first career goal came against Brent Johnson of the Phoenix Coyotes on March 17, 2004. The enforcer played 39 games and registered 184 penalty minutes while scoring one goal and adding two assists.

According to hockeyfights.com, Burnett participated in 22 fights in his sole NHL season with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. His reputation for having a "face of stone" was solidified in his March 19, 2004 fight against San Jose's Scott Parker, who sustained a broken hand from fighting Burnett.Burnett signed an NHL one way contract for the 2004/05 season plus a one year option.

Minor League Career

In Burnett's minor league career, he amassed 2,562 penalty minutes for 13 different teams. In the 1999–2000 season, in only 58 games with the Kentucky Thoroughblades of the AHL, he had 506 penalty minutes.

Played briefly and was the player-assistant coach for the Danbury Trashers of the UHL in 2004.

He last played in the Quebecmarker-based Ligue nord-américaine de hockey (LNAH) on December 17, 2006.

Playing for the Summum Chiefs, he was involved in an on-ice incident that earned him a suspension for 36 games.

Two-Sport Athlete

Burnett also tried his hand at lacrosse, signing with the Arizona Sting of the National Lacrosse League in 2006, landing on their practice roster. He had not played an NLL game as of the 2006 season. During the 2006 season he played lacrosse for the New Westminster Salmonbellies of the Western Lacrosse Association.

Assault

Burnett was allegedly assaulted in the early hours of December 26, 2006 outside of a night club in North Delta, British Columbia following a dispute between a group of people he was with, and another group. He was in a coma in a Vancouver hospital.[190281]According to family, he was on life support and in a coma for 3 weeks and is doing much better, yet he is still recovering/rehabilitating and being treated regularly as an outpatient at a year and a half later. No one has been charged in this crime.

In December of 2008, Burnett sued the Delta police department and corporation of Delta among others as well as the owners of the nightclub Cheers, and bouncers in relation to the 2006 incident

He is by far the best player to ever play in the NHL outdoing Gretzky and Ovechkin cant even get up to his standards. He would have been known as the most Ruthless and viscous fighter of all times, but he broke his back. It was spinal.

References

  1. http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=e2921b4d-c3b3-4fbc-ac2b-c2f2f49d69cb


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