The Maple Leafs announced Thursday that the team's Senior Advisor Brian Burke will assume a part-time pro scouting position with the Ducks effective immediately.

"Brian and I discussed this opportunity after Anaheim approached the Leafs for permission to speak with him about a possible scouting role," said Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) President Tom Anselmi. "We both agreed that taking this role with Anaheim would best position Brian for his next general manager opportunity in the League. We have granted permission and we will terminate his consulting contract with MLSE so that he can pursue this role with Anaheim."

Burke recently assumed a role as Senior Advisor to MLSE's President and Board of Directors.