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Justin Braun | Defenseman

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
College: UMass-Amherst
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Justin Braun leads Sharks defensemen with a plus-minus of plus-16 and is second behind Dan Boyle with 21 minutes, 23 seconds of ice time per game.
Braun's offensive numbers remain modest, with three goals and 11 assists in 58 games this season. But his improved skating ability has allowed him to join the rush more often and still be aware of his responsibilities on the defensive end, where he usually matches up with the opposing team's top line. Braun, who turns 27 on Monday, wasn't invited to the Americans' Olympic orientation camp last summer and never really seemed to catch the full attention of those who chose the team, which features some of the best defensemen in the NHL. But he is quietly having the best season of his NHL career, which began with the Sharks in November, 2010. "He's an elite skater, but he's brought it to another level this year," Sharks assistant coach Jim Johnson said. "He spent time this summer working on it, and you can see that the effort he's put in over the course of the last year has really benefited him. He's been a real bright spot for us on the back end." Feb 8 - 11:13 AM

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Season Stats
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Career Stats
YearTeamGPGAAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2010SJ 282911-122000044.045
2011SJ 662911-22312000113.018
2012SJ 41077-560100048.000
Game Log
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Mar 24@ CAL100000000001.000

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Matthew Nieto
4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Joe Pavelski
3Tomas Hertl
4Raffi Torres
5James Sheppard
6Mike Brown
7Bracken Kearns
RW1Brent Burns
2Tommy Wingels
3Martin Havlat
4Tyler Kennedy
5Adam Burish
6Eriah Hayes
D1Dan Boyle
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Jason Demers
5Brad Stuart
6Matt Irwin
7Scott Hannan
8Taylor Doherty
9Matt Tennyson
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock