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Mirtle: The Leafs sent out a statement saying that Brian Burke's son was killed in a car...

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Mirtle: The Leafs sent out a statement saying that Brian Burke's son was killed in a car accident. Damien Cox: Brian Burke's son, Brendan, was killed in a car accident today in Indiana. Huge prayers to the family. Brendan Burke courageous young man. Came out in ESPN.com story earlier this year. Hoped to have a career in hockey. So sad.

From James Mirtle and Damien Cox's Twitters What a tragedy for the Burke and Reedy families. Thoughts and prayers go out to them during this tough time. Here is the wonderful story of Brendan Burke coming out to his father and his hockey team. Update: BD Gallof passed along this link about the accident.