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Brent Burns | Defenseman

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
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Brent Burns took home the NHL Foundation Award Trophy on Wednesday night.
The award recognizes the "player who applies the core values of hockey -- commitment, perseverance and teamwork -- to enrich the lives of people in his community." The award also comes with a $25K award which can be distributed to the chosen charitable organization(s)of the winner's choosing. Burns has chosen the give the proceeds to Defending The Blue Line, a charity which helps children of military members participate in the game. As well as Folds of Honor, a charity which helps provide educations for family members of injured or fallen soldiers. Jun 24 - 8:15 PM

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Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer said that he sees Brent Burns as a defenseman, not as a forward.

"He’s a defenceman. At the World Championships, he was the best and it wasn’t close. You can count on one hand the number of players in the world who can be an all-star at forward and on defence at the NHL level." Burns was named the top defenseman at the World Hockey Championships this spring. His fantasy stock is rising considerably heading into the 2015-16 season.
Jun 14 - 11:10 PM

Brent Burns was named the top defenseman at the 2015 World Hockey Championship.

Burns turned in a dominant effort throughout the whole tournament. The Sharks defenseman finished the tournament with an impressive 10 points and a gold medal with Team Canada.
May 17 - 5:51 PM

The San Jose Sharks will continue to call the SAP Center home for at least 10 more years, the mayor of San Jose, and Sharks owner Hasso Plattner confirmed in a press conference today.

While the current lease wasn't set to expire until June 30th, 2018, Plattner said that he "never, ever entertained any discussions with those folks as long as we had a chance to come to a decent agreement here." Financial terms will not be announced until they are approved by a city council meeting on May 19th. The lease will run at a fixed term through the 2024-25 season, with the potential to be extended through the year 2040.
Source: Kevin Kurz
May 8 - 6:33 PM

Brent Burns has been named as a finalist for the NHL Foundation Player Award, which is presented to "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey -- commitment, perseverance and teamwork -- to enrich the lives of people in his community."

Burns may have had a career year with 17 goals (second best), 43 assists and 60 points through all 82 games with the San Jose Sharks this season but that's not why he's been nominated. Burns has been an important contributor to such charities as the Defending the Blue Line, Operation: Care and Comfort, and Folds of Honor. Which is in addition to his own "Burnzie's Buzzcut", where he and his teammates shave their heads to raise funds for a specific beneficiary such as the San Francisco Zoo and the Katie Moore Foundation in support of close friend and former teammate Dominic Moore.
May 1 - 7:41 PM

Brent Burns will anchor the defense for Team Canada in May's World Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic.

Burns has played in 23 games and has compiled five goals and 18 points at the World Championships for the Canada over three tournaments so he is veteran of international play. He is coming off a career year where he compiled 17 goals and 60 points while playing all 82 games for the San Jose Sharks.
Apr 15 - 1:14 AM

Brent Burns was the San Jose Sharks' only goalscorer in a 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

Burns finishes the season with 17 goals and 60 points, not to mention some astounding peripheral stats. The Sharks face an uncomfortably early summer vacation, yet stars like Burns did their part in 2014-15.
Apr 11 - 5:42 PM

Brent Burns had an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss versus Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Burns is on a four-game point streak. That gives him 16 goals and 56 points in 76 games in 2014-15.
Mar 30 - 10:31 AM

Brent Burns recorded an assist in a 5-2 loss to Winnipeg Tuesday night.

Burns has recorded a point in six of his last eight contests. He has 16 goals and a career-high 51 points in 70 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 18 - 9:53 AM

Brent Burns netted the only goal for the Sharks in their 2-1 loss to the Kings in their Stadium Series game Saturday night.

Burns scored on a wrist shot at the side of the face-off circle, one of six shots he had on net. He has 16 goals and 45 points this season. Tommy Wingels picked up the assist, and he had 11 hits.
Feb 22 - 1:12 AM

Brent Burns scored his 13th and 14th goals of the year but it wasn't enough as the Sharks fell 5-4 in OT to the Washington Capitals.

Burns' monster season continued as he added five shots and eight hits in the loss. He has 42 points in 56 games this season. He was one of five Shark players to notch two points in the overtime loss. Logan Couture and Joe Thornton each had a goal and an assist while Matt Nieto and Patrick Marleau each had two helpers.

Brent Burns beat the second period buzzer by half a second for his 12th goal of the season.

With just over three seconds remaining in the second period, Joe Pavelski cleanly won the faceoff to Jonas Hiller's left, Logan Couture quickly span around and fed Burns one he could step into. Burns ripped a one-timer that pierced traffic to go bar-down over Hiller's shoulder. The tally made it 2-1 Flames to end the period, but that was as close as the Sharks got as they fell 4-1. Burns ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 40 points.
Feb 10 - 2:03 AM

Brent Burns picked up two more assists in Thursday's 5-1 win over Vancouver.

Melker Karlsson deflected in Burns' shot to make it 2-0 early on in the second period, and Chris Tierney looped in his first career goal after taking a D-to-D pass to make it 4-0 early on in the third. But hey, the burly all-star defender now has 28 assists and 39 points in 53 games this season.
Feb 6 - 3:14 AM

Brent Burns will be the lone San Jose Shark at the All-Star Game.

The defenseman is having a strong season with 11 goals and 34 points. He played forward last season and has been one of the top defensemen in the NHL as he ranks third in points, behind Mark Giordano and Kevin Shattenkirk.
Jan 11 - 11:07 AM

Brent Burns scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help the Sharks defeat the Blues on Saturday night 3-2.

Burns scored with 37.5 seconds left in the frame, a power play tally with assists from Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture. The goal was Burns’ 10th of the season, to go with 26 points, so he’s clearly been one of the more valuable defensemen from a fantasy perspective. Andrew Desjardins and Marc-Edouard Vlasic picked up the other markers.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 01:31:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Chris Tierney
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3Melker Karlsson
4Mike Brown
5Raffi Torres
6Frazer McLaren
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Joel Ward
3Matthew Nieto
4Ben Smith
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Mirco Mueller
7Matt Tennyson
G1Martin Jones
2Alex Stalock