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Jim Burton

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJames "Jim"•Burton
Used nameJim•Burton
Born13 November 1961 in Brantford, Ontario (CAN)
Died5 January 2015 in Evans, Georgia (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsKAC, Klagenfurt (AUT)
NOC Austria


Jim Burton was an American who had dual citizenship in Austria. He played in Canadian and American minor leagues from 1977-1989, with the Brantford Alexanders and Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Junior and Ontario Hockey Leagues, and then with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and the Fort Wayne Komets of the International Hockey League (IHL). Burton played in Austria from 1988-96, all with Klagenfurter AC. During his time in Austria he played in the 1994 Winter Olympics and the World Championships in 1993-95. Burton finished his career in the US with the Phoenix Roadrunners of the IHL and the Austin Ice Bats of the Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL). Burton was named the top defenseman in the IHL in 1983, 1986, and 1987.

After his playing career ended Burton turned to coaching, coaching the Augusta Lynx in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) from 2000-03. He was also the team’s director of operations. Burton also worked at Jones Creek Golf Club.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) AUT Jim Burton
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Austria 12