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Brent Burns | Defenseman | #88

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (20) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Brent Burns is leading all defensemen in scoring through the first round of the playoffs.
Through just five games Burns has posted six assists and eight points, leading all defensemen in both categories. In fact the only other defender who is even close is John Carlson, who has three goals and six points in six games. Apr 26 - 9:40 PM

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Brent Burns collected his second straight multi point game during Friday's Game 5 clincher over the Kings.

Burns picked up a trio of helpers in the effort, giving him six assists and eight points in the playoffs. He now leads the league in assists and sits tied with Tyler Johnson and Reilly Smith in points.
Apr 23 - 2:17 AM

Brent Burns did it all during Thursday's 4-3 win over LA in Game 1.

Burns collected a goal and a power play assist to go along with four shots, two blocks, and a hit in 22:33 of work. He's now up to six goals and 14 points in 35 career playoff games.
Apr 15 - 1:50 AM

Brent Burns has been selected as the NHL's third star of the month.

Burns had six goals and 19 points in 16 contests in March. He's shattered his previous career-highs with 27 goals and 73 points in 78 contests this season.
Apr 1 - 1:43 PM

Brent Burns just can't stop scoring anymore.

Burns picked up another pair of helpers during Thursday's 4-2 loss to Vancouver. He's now up to 44 assists and 71 points in 77 games this season, with a five game point streak to boot.
Apr 1 - 1:15 AM

Brent Burns scored the winning goal and added an assist in the Sharks 3-2 triumph over Boston on Tuesday.

Burns scored his 26th goal, tying Sandis Ozolinsh for the franchise's single-season mark for defensemen, set in the 1993-94 season. He also had an assist on Donskoi's goal, giving him 64 points and tying Ozolinsh's single-season Sharks record for defensemen. Joonas Donskoi also scored and added an assist.
Mar 16 - 1:26 AM

Brent Burns has enjoyed a plus-15 rating since Jan. 7.

That's the second best rating in the NHL over that time span, with only his defensive partner Paul Martin (plus-16) doing better. It's also a complete reversal of Burns' fortunes as he was minus-15 when that stretch started. A lot of people are dismissive of plus/minus as a measure of evaluating players, but it is used in a lot of fantasy leagues and it had consequently served as the major drawback to Burns. However, now that negative is gone and fantasy owners are left with his superb 24 goals and 60 points in 66 contests.
Mar 10 - 9:36 AM

Brent Burns scored the game's opening goal, and then assisted on the overtime winner, in the San Jose Sharks 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.

It was Burns twenty-fourth goal of the season. The Sharks defender now has fifty-nine points in sixty-five games played. He continues to lead the league's defensemen in goal scoring. Burns is a must start in all fantasy formats.
Mar 8 - 12:11 AM

Brent Burns is the NHL's third star of the week for the period ending Mar. 6.

He generated three goals and three assists in three games last week. Burns scored a goal in each game and he got off on the right foot with a three-point performance against Montreal.
Mar 7 - 5:16 PM

Brent Burns registered a goal and an assist in the Sharks’ 4-2 loss to the Canucks on Saturday night.

Burns also rocked Henrik Sedin with a hit that caused the Canucks center to leave the game early on. Burns has two goals and five points over his past two games. He’s been stellar this year, now with 22 goals and 56 points. Michael Haley got the other goal.
Mar 6 - 1:04 AM

With his goal and assist during Thursday's 3-2 win over Vancouver, Brent Burns now has five points over his last two games.

Burns is certainly giving Team Canada something to consider. The standout swingman is up to 22 goals and 56 points on the season. With just one more tally and five more points to set new career high water marks, respectively.
Mar 4 - 1:41 AM

Brent Burns scored a goal and added a pair of assists in the San Jose Sharks 6-2 drubbing of the Montreal Canadiens.

Burns scored his 21st goal of the season, giving him 44 points in 62 games played this season. Burns was a plus three on the night, and had five shots on goal in the game. He has five points in his past five contests. With twenty games to go in the season, Burns is just six points away from his career high of sixty points, which he reached in 2014-15. Burns leads all defensemen in goal scoring.
Mar 1 - 3:44 AM

Brent Burns scored a goal in a 4-3 shootout loss to Colorado on Wednesday.

It was another monster game for the hulking pivot. Burns also had five shots on net, was a plus-3 and logged over 26 minutes of ice-time. He has points in three straight games and has a monstrous 50 points in 58 games thus far. He's on pace for a career year. Nick Spaling, and Joel Ward scored the other goals in a losing cause.
Feb 25 - 1:36 AM

Brent Burns scored a goal in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Burns tied the game at one at the 14:07 mark of the first period. Joel Ward and Matt Nieto registered the assists on Burns' goal. The 30-year-old has 19 goals and 49 points in 57 games this season. He's on pace to score a career-high 27 goals in 2015-16.
Feb 19 - 10:27 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Chris Tierney
4Nick Spaling
LW1Tomas Hertl
2Patrick Marleau
3Matthew Nieto
4Melker Karlsson
5Dainius Zubrus
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Tommy Wingels
4Joonas Donskoi
5Micheal Haley
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7Roman Polak
G1Martin Jones
2James Reimer