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Brent Burns | Defenseman | #88

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (20) / MIN
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Brent Burns couldn't buy a goal with his 10 shots on net, but he did pick up a pair of helpers during Thursday's 6-5 shootout loss to Calgary.
Points are points, as they say and he's still rocking a shooting percentage of eight for the season. Burns is now up to 46 points in 53 games this season, which ain't nothing to complain about. Feb 12 - 2:16 AM

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Brent Burns registered an assist in the Pacific Division's 1-0 win over the Atlantic Division in the All-Star game finale.

Burns picked up the secondary assist on Corey Perry's game-winning goal in the final period of the All-Star game. The Sharks defenseman finished the evening with four assists in two games.
Jan 31 - 9:57 PM

Brent Burns led the Pacific with three assists over the Central during their 9-6 win.

Burns led all players through the semi-final rounds with his trio of helpers, but more importantly recorded the only assists on John Scott's two tallies.
Jan 31 - 7:24 PM

Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski teamed up with their sons, plus Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo for an unforgettable moment at Saturday's skills competition.

It was Burns' turn to make his second attempt during the Breakaway Challenge when he was joined by his son, plus Joe Pavelski and his son. Little Pavs led the charge before making a sweet drop pass, as Schneider push Luongo out of the crease, Burns' little man put home the biscuit and did his best Michael Jackson impression in celebration. Check out the video below!
Jan 30 - 8:47 PM

Brent Burns registered two assists in San Jose's 6-1 victory over Colorado Tuesday night.

Burns is going into the All-Star break with 18 goals and 43 points in 48 games in 2015-16. He remains the second most prolific defensemen in the scoring race, behind Erik Karlsson who has 52 points in 50 contests.
Jan 27 - 9:41 AM

Brent Burns recorded an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss to Ottawa on Monday.

Burns has 18 goals and 41 points in 44 games this season. That's good enough for second place in the defensemen scoring race behind Erik Karlsson (47 points in 46 contests).
Jan 19 - 11:49 AM

San Jose defenseman Brent Burns scored a goal and an assist to lead the Sharks to a 5-4 victory over the Calgary Flames.

With the game tied heading into the third period, Burns scored on the power-play to put the Sharks up 4-3. It was Burns eighteenth goal of the season. He then assisted on Joel Ward's game-winning goal. Burns leads all defenseman in goal scoring, and has the second most shots on goal in the NHL with 173. Burns has seven points (four goals and three assists) in his last five games. Other Sharks goal-scorers in the game were Joe Thornton, Joonas Donskoi, and Logan Couture.
Jan 12 - 12:13 AM

Brent Burns had an assist in the Sharks' 2-1 loss to Detroit on Thursday.

Burns is now on a five-game point streak, giving him 16 goals and 35 points in 38 contests in 2015-16. He ranks third in the defensemen scoring race.
Jan 8 - 11:18 AM

Brent Burns netted a goal in the Sharks’ 4-1 loss to the Jets on Saturday night.

Burns blasted a slapshot past Connor Hellebuyck in the second period to record a point in his fourth consecutive contest. He also had four shots on goal in 23:03. Burns has had an excellent season: 16 goals and 34 points. Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau got the assists.
Jan 3 - 12:52 AM

Brent Burns has 15 goals thus far and is on pace to break the team record for most goals by a defenseman in one season.

The record is held by Sandis Ozolinsh at 26, so Burns needs just 11 to tie him. "Confidence wise I feel pretty good," Burns said. "I think our forwards are doing a really job of going to the net. I mean, nothing's really changed. Last year, I was looking in the slot for tips a lot of times, and some of those shots were missing the net or getting tipped." Burns has 33 points but his minus-13 rating takes away a bit of his fantasy value.
Jan 2 - 11:34 AM

Brent Burns scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Burns registered the primary assist on Joe Thornton's first period goal and he added one of his own in the third period to cut Ottawa's lead to 4-2. The 30-year-old has 12 goals 28 points in 32 games this season, including five points in his last two games.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 10:56:00 PM

Brent Burns collected three points and the overtime winning goal in Thursday night's 5-4 win over the Maple Leafs.

The 30-year-old now has 11 goals and 26 points in 30 games so far, and is on pace to set career highs for his point production. Burns does own the second-worst plus-minus total of his career though, currently sitting at -13. Two of his points on Thursday night came on the power play, while his OT winner came on a high shot between the faceoff circle and the blueline.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 11:24:00 PM

Brent Burns finished with a minus-two rating in the Sharks’ 2-0 loss to the Wild on Saturday night.

A rare quiet night from the 6-foot-5 defenseman. Burns also had a shot on goal, so he now has back-to-back tilts with that on his stat line. Burns has 10 goals, 23 points and 128 shots (second in the league). He’ll be OK.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 01:20:00 AM

Brent Burns tallied two points in the Sharks’ 4-3 loss to the Lightning on Saturday night.

Burns recorded his first point on a power-play assist on Joel Ward’s goal in the third period, then he followed it up with a pretty top-shelf snipe of his own. Burns' goal made things interesting at 4-3, but the Lightning were able to hold on. He also had seven shots on net. Burns has 10 goals and 22 points this season. Matt Tennyson got the other goal.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 01:31:00 AM

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.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 01:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Tomas Hertl
4Chris Tierney
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Melker Karlsson
3Matthew Nieto
4Dainius Zubrus
5Mike Brown
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Tommy Wingels
4Joonas Donskoi
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7Mirco Mueller
8Matt Tennyson
G1Martin Jones
2Alex Stalock