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Brent Burns | Defenseman | #88

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (20) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Brent Burns only ended up playing part of Thursday's game as a forward.
Burns took shifts in the first period as a forward, but he was moved back to the blueliner after that. The shift back to his natural position served him well as Burns went on to score a goal and register an assist. With that, Burns has reached the 50-point milestone for a fourth straight campaign. Feb 16 - 11:01 AM

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Brent Burns scored his 10th of the season in a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.

Burns was one of three players to register a goal and an assist against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. San Jose also got goals from Mikkel Boedker, Chris Tierney, and Marcus Sorensen in the win. Burns now has 10 goals and 50 points in 58 games this season.
Feb 16 - 1:54 AM

Brent Burns could see more time at forward for the Sharks.

Burns logged some time up front after Tomas Hertl was injured Tuesday night. He may get additional minutes at forward if Hertl remains sidelined.
Feb 14 - 12:09 PM

Brent Burns produced a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Carolina on Sunday afternoon.

Burns earned his 35th helper of the season on a goal by Timo Meier, which opened the scoring. He got his ninth marker of 2017-18 2:03 into the second period to give the Sharks a 3-1 lead. Burns ranks second among all defenders in scoring with 44 points in 52 contests.
Feb 4 - 4:10 PM

Brent Burns scored a power play tally in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He extended his point streak to seven games in the process. Burns' goal at the 10:00 mark of the second period tied the game at one, while Logan Couture's goal on the man-advantage gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead late in the frame. Unfortunately for the Sharks, they were unable to hold on to that lead. Burns finished the game with a minus-2 rating, four penalty minutes and three shots on goal in 24:42 of ice time. He's accumulated 17 points in his last 13 games. He's back to being the Brent Burns of old.
Jan 30 - 10:20 PM

Brent Burns extended his point streak to six games on Thursday.

Burns registered two assists in the Sharks' 6-5 loss to the Rangers. He has seven goals and 41 points in 48 contests. He's entering the All-Star break in second place among defensemen in the NHL's scoring race.
Jan 26 - 6:19 AM

Brent Burns' point streak has reached four games.

Burns kept that run going by registering an assist in San Jose's 6-2 win against Anaheim on Sunday. He's more than made up for his slow start to the season at this point as Burns now has seven goals and 38 points in 46 games. John Klingberg is the only defenseman with more points this season.
Jan 22 - 9:40 AM

Brent Burns records an assist in San Jose's 3-2 shootout victory against Arizona Tuesday night.

Burns has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven games. He got off to a slow start the season, but he's bounced back in a big way and now has seven goals and 34 points in 43 contests. That's good for third place in the blueliner scoring race.
Jan 17 - 7:08 AM

Brent Burns is set to attend the All-Star Game for the fourth consecutive time.

This will also be Burns' fifth overall All-Star Game appearance. Burns got off to a slow start, but he turned a corner in late November. He had no goals and seven assists in his first 19 games this season and you can contrast that with the seven goals and 23 points he's scored in his last 21 contests.
Jan 11 - 9:18 AM

Brent Burns registered an assist in San Jose's 3-2 shootout loss to Toronto Thursday night.

Burns has recorded at least a point in seven of his last eight contests. He has six goals and 27 points in 38 games this season.
Jan 5 - 5:52 AM

Brent Burns registered two assists in San Jose's 5-3 loss to Edmonton Monday night.

That was Burns' fifth multi-point game in the span of just six contests. He got off to a slow start this season, but he's making up for lost time and is now up to six goals and 22 points in 32 contests.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 06:44:00 AM

For those of you who were worried that Brent Burns had lost his scoring touch, worry no more.

Burns was in a horrible scoring drought to start the season with only tally in the Sharks' first 26 games. However in his last five games, Burns has bulged the twine five times, including twice on Friday night. Needless to say, those of you who were patient with Burns are now being rewarded.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 02:05:00 PM

Brent Burns scored two goals in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

Burns let one go through traffic on the power play and his shot found a way in behind Jacob Markstrom to tie up the game midway through the first period. Burns' third period tally with less than six minutes remaining sent the game to overtime. The 32-year-old blueliner now has six goals and 20 points in 31 games this season, eight points in his last five games. Marcus Sorensen scored his first goal of the season in the loss.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 12:45:00 AM

Brent Burns scored a pair of goals in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Both of his goals came on the power play, his first with a two-man advantage and the other with just the extra man. He is now up to four goals and 18 points in 27 games this season, way off his career high of 0.92 points-per-game set last season. However, the 32-year-old blueliner has 11 points in his last 10 games and looks well on his way to returning to the top of the charts for points amongst rearguards.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 11:50:00 PM

Brent Burns registered an assist in a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.

Burns has recorded a point in each of his last four games for the Sharks. The normally potent offensive defenseman only has one goal this season, having scored it four nights ago against Vegas. Burns now has one goal and 11 points in 23 games played.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 10:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Logan Couture
2Joe Thornton
3Tomas Hertl
4Chris Tierney
LW1Kevin Labanc
2Timo Meier
3Mikkel Boedker
4Brandon Mashinter
5Jannik Hansen
6Melker Karlsson
7Joachim Blichfeld
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Barclay Goodrow
5Daniel O'Regan
6Marcus Sorensen
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Tim Heed
6Dylan DeMelo
7Joakim Ryan
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell