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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 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. Dec 10 - 11:50 PM

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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.
Nov 28 - 10:29 PM

The San Jose power play has been a lot better since coach Peter DeBoer changed things up.

DeBoer had all his big guns on the first unit but has split up the big four with better results. Brent Burns, Logan Couture, Daniel O'Regan, Tomas Hertl and Joonas Donskoi are the first unit for the most part with Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, Mikkel Boedker, Tim Heed and Timo Meier making up the second unit. The Sharks are 3-11 of late and have scored in back-to-back games.
Nov 27 - 8:17 AM

Brent Burns finally found the back of the net in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Sharks were down 4-1 in the second period when they got three straight goals from Burns, Chris Tierney and Mikkel Boedker to tie the game. The goal was the first of the season for Burns, who has been a major disappointment from a fantasy perspective. Burns finished the game with a minus-1 rating, two shots on goal and one hit in 24:14 of ice time. He has nine points in 21 games this season.
Nov 24 - 9:22 PM

Brent Burns hasn't scored a goal in the first 14 games of the 2017-18 campaign.

Burns does have seven assists over that span, but it's still a disappointing start for the blueliner. After all, he recorded over 25 goals and at least 75 points in each of his previous two campaigns. That being said, he was also cold at the end of the 2016-17 campaign and if you look at his last 36 contests, including this season, the 2017 playoffs, and the end of last season, he's been held to 16 points. Burns owners need to hope he bounces back, especially given that he was typically selected in the first round.
Nov 10 - 5:11 AM

Brent Burns is on a three-game point streak.

Burns kept that run going with an assist in Thursday's 2-1 loss to Boston. That gives him six assists in nine games, but as previously mentioned he hasn't found the back of the net yet. Defensemen are almost never counted on to score goals, but given that Burns has surpassed the 20-goal milestone in each of his last two campaigns, his slump is noteworthy.
Oct 27 - 11:44 AM

Brent Burns has yet to score this season.

The slump started late last season as Burns, who ended up with 29 goals, had only two in his final 23 games and has yet to score in eight games this season. He does have five assists but for those poolies who took him figuring he was a big goal scorer, he has been a huge disappointment.
Oct 24 - 10:22 AM

Brent Burns was a minus-four Saturday.

That makes Burns a minus-five on the season after only two games as he was on the ice for all the Kings goals. Burns is one of only a couple defensemen who will score 20-plus goals this season and should have been taken quite early in most drafts. It's just too bad for his owners that he is off to a tough start in the plus/minus category.
Oct 8 - 9:59 AM

Brent Burns posted an assist with a minus-1 rating, five shots on goal and a pair of blocked shots in Wednesday's loss against Philadelphia.

The helper on Logan Couture's power-play marker in the third period was the 500th point of the defenseman's career. The 32-year-old is coming off another career year, posting 29 goals with 76 points and a stellar plus-19 rating. He'll rack up 20-25 power-play points and will once again be a top fantasy option among rearguards.
Oct 5 - 2:23 AM

Brent Burns has won the James Norris Memorial Trophy.

Burns was named the best defenseman of the 2016-17 campaign over fellow finalists Erik Karlsson and Victor Hedman. This is the first time that Burns has claimed this honor and the first time that a San Jose Sharks player has won the award. He led all blueliners with 29 goals and 76 points in 82 contests while averaging 24:51 minutes per contest. Burns also had a plus-19 rating and blocked 142 shots. It's worth noting that the voting for the Norris Trophy was close with Burns getting 1,437 points to Karlsson's 1,292.
Jun 21 - 8:33 PM

Brent Burns has been selected as one of the nominees for this year's Ted Lindsay Award.

The award is given to the most outstanding player as selected by the members of the National Hockey League Players' Association. Burns finished the year with 29 goals and 76 points in 82 games. He won't win, but that doesn't take away from the incredible numbers he put up in 2016-17. Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and Edmonton's Connor McDavid are the other two nominees.
May 2 - 7:05 PM

Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson, and Victor Hedman are believed to be the Norris Trophy finalists, based on an accidentally posted story by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning put the press release on their website early and while they did delete the story, the media had already seen it. The Norris Trophy nominees haven't been officially revealed by the NHL yet, but it would be very shocking if the release accidentally posted by the Lightning proved to be wrong. Any one of those three would be worthy Norris Trophy winners, but Burns is arguably the favorite after scoring 29 goals and 76 points in 82 contests while also posting a plus-19 rating and having a Corsi rating that was plus-5.2% relative to the Sharks' rating when he wasn't on the ice.
Apr 21 - 2:23 PM

Brent Burns hasn't recorded a point in three games versus Edmonton in the postseason.

However, he isn't frustrated with his lack of production. "That's the fun part, is earning it and going through that," Burns said. "This is the time you want to play. It's fun. Every game is so tight, and one bounce – it's working to create that bounce. That's why it's fun." The Sharks need to get more than just Burns going in the series after being shut out in each of the last two games.
Apr 17 - 4:53 PM

Brent Burns tallied his 29th goal in a 4-2 loss to Edmonton on Thursday.

Burns' shot from the point beat a screened Cam Talbot to put the Sharks on top 2-1 in the second period. He's recorded 75 points in 81 games and remains a front runner for the Norris Trophy despite a lengthy scoring slump in the midway point of this season. Joel Ward scored the other goal in a losing cause.
Apr 7 - 3:22 AM

CSN Bay Area polled 21 PHWA members and the results suggest that Brent Burns is still the frontrunner for the Norris Trophy.

Among the voters, 14 said they were likely to pick Burns while another three said they were leaning towards the Sharks defenseman. Burns did endure a cold spell from early-to-mid March which put his frontrunner status in question, but he's still the probable winner of the award. He has 28 goals and 73 points in 76 games this season.
Mar 30 - 11:03 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Logan Couture
2Joe Thornton
3Tomas Hertl
4Chris Tierney
5Ryan Carpenter
LW1Jannik Hansen
2Timo Meier
3Mikkel Boedker
4Kevin Labanc
5Melker Karlsson
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Barclay Goodrow
5Marcus Sorensen
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Tim Heed
6Dylan DeMelo
7Joakim Ryan
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell