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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 picked up a goal and an assist in the Sharks' 5-2 loss to Chicago on Wednesday.
Burns is red-hot with goals in three straight games and 19 points in 22 overall. At this rate, he is going to push past his career high of 60 he had in last season's campaign. Patrick Marleau added a goal and an assist as well in a losing effort. The best part about the Sharks' effort tonight was their power-play which was confidently moving the puck all night. Nov 26 - 1:25 AM

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Brent Burns potted two goals in the Sharks’ 3-1 win against the Penguins on Saturday night.

The benefit of owning Burns was encapsulated on this night as there aren’t many who can contribute like him. The roving blueliner also had seven shots on net, two penalty minutes and a plus-two rating. His 90 shots rank second in the league. Burns has seven goals and 16 points this season. Paul Martin had a goal and a helper in the win. Patrick Marleau picked up his 1,000th and 1,001st points with two helpers.
Nov 21 - 10:11 PM

Brent Burns had two assists in a 5-4 win against Boston on Tuesday.

Burns has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He's off to a strong start overall with five goals and 14 points in 18 contests in 2015-16. That's good for sixth place among defensemen in the scoring race.
Nov 18 - 9:23 AM

Brent Burns scored a goal in a 4-2 loss on Tuesday.

Burns already has four goals in the month of November. The 30-year-old blueliner has five goals and 11 points in 15 contests this season.
Nov 11 - 11:19 AM

Brent Burns picked up a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Panthers.

Burns started the night off with a wrister from the point that squeaked through Al Montoya, and contributed a hit and two blocks along the way. Burns now has four goals and 10 points on the season in 13 games.
Nov 6 - 2:36 AM

Brent Burns scored two goals in Sunday's 4-3 win over Colorado on Sunday.

Burns scored a shorthanded goal to give the Sharks a 2-1 lead in the second period. His second goal gave San Jose a 3-2 lead in the third period. Joel Ward and Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks. The 30-year-old has three goals and eight points in 11 games.
Nov 1 - 5:52 PM

Brent Burns was a minus-three Saturday without his defense partner Paul Martin.

Martin was a late scratch with a lower body injury and Burns seemed to be affected the most as he also turned over the puck twice in a 6-3 loss to the Islanders. He was paired with Brenden Dillon. The 30-year-old defenseman had his best offensive season of his career last year with 60 points and has a goal and two helpers in five games this season. He is a must start as he is a top-five offensive defenseman in fantasy hockey.
Oct 18 - 10:12 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Chris Tierney
LW1Melker Karlsson
2Patrick Marleau
3Tomas Hertl
4Dainius Zubrus
5Mike Brown
6Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Joel Ward
3Matthew Nieto
4Joonas Donskoi
5Ben Smith
6Micheal Haley
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Matt Tennyson
7Mirco Mueller
G1Martin Jones
2Alex Stalock