The two-time OHL Coach of the Year, Burnett re-joins the Storm as the sixth-winningest head coach in league history including a one-year stint in Guelph during the 1997-98 season where he coached the Storm to an OHL Championship.
Overseeing the team’s Hockey Operations, Burnett has an extensive record of very successful leadership in the OHL as a Head Coach and General Manager. During his 20-year junior career behind the bench, he has amassed 636 regular season wins and earned five division championships. Throughout his tenure, Burnett has guided his teams to 16 playoff appearances, while advancing to the conference championship series or beyond on eight of those 16 occasions.
In addition to two Memorial Cup appearances and an OHL championship, Burnett has also earned coaching titles in the American Hockey League (1993 Calder Cup), and twice internationally with Team Canada (2010 IIHF Ivan Hlinka U18 Gold and 2001 IIHF U18 World Cup Gold).
A former NHL Head Coach with the Edmonton Oilers and Assistant Coach with the Anaheim Ducks, George was most recently the General Manager of the Flint Firebirds for the 2016/17 season.
Burnett also spent two seasons in the OHL, playing 135 games with the London Knights recording an impressive 168 points (43 goals and 125 assists) before playing for McGill University where he registered 81 points in 38 games.