DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Callahan Burke to a one-year contract for the 2023-24 season.
Burke, 26, recorded 37 points (16g/21a) in 68 games with the Avalanche’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Colorado Eagles, this season, ranking third on the team in points and tied for fourth in assists. His two shorthanded goals ranked second on the team and he finished with a +14 plus/minus rating, ranking third on the club. Burke appeared in two NHL contests this season, making his NHL debut on Dec. 7, 2022 against Boston. Coming off his third professional campaign, Burke has produced 72 points (30g/42a) in 158 career AHL contests, all with the Eagles. He has collected three points (1g/2a) in seven career postseason outings.
Prior to turning pro, Burke played four seasons with the University of Notre Dame from 2016-20, serving as an alternate captain his junior year before being named the team’s captain for his senior season in 2019-20. The 5-foot-10, 183-pound right wing collected 88 points (36g/52a) in 146 career games with the Fighting Irish, helping the team win consecutive Big Ten championships and advance to the Frozen Four in 2017 and 2018. He tied for the team high in goals (12) as a junior and ranked second in goals (14) as a sophomore.
The Boxborough, Mass., native played two full seasons for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League from 2014-16, totaling 79 points (34g/45a) in 121 USHL contests and adding four points (3g/1a) in eight postseason contests. Burke served as captain of the RoughRiders in his final campaign in 2015-16.