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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 excited to be part of Team Canada for the World Cup of Hockey.
He was added to the team's roster on Friday along with Sharks teammate Joe Thornton. Burns is focused on the Stanley Cup Final right now, but said it's going to be "special" to take part in the tournament. May 28 - 3:29 PM

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Brent Burns leads all defensemen in points in the 2016 playoffs.

Burns is also just two points shy of the overall league lead. He has five goals and 18 points in 15 contests. To give his 2016 success some context, Burns had 12 points in 34 career postseason games before this year.
May 21 - 2:29 PM

Brent Burns scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Blues in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final.

Both of Burns' goals were scored on the power play. His first goal gave the Sharks a 2-0 lead at the 7:04 mark of the second period. His second goal extended San Jose's lead to 3-0 in the third frame. The 31-year-old has six goals and 18 points in 14 games this postseason. Tommy Wingels and Dainius Zubrus also scored for the Sharks. Game 3 goes Thursday night in San Jose with the Blues and Sharks tied 1-1.
May 17 - 10:48 PM

Brent Burns was credited with three shots in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final, but he attempted a total of 14.

He had nine shots that were blocked and another two that missed the net. Burns committed a turnover that led to the game-winning goal by the Blues, but he also picked up an assist on the Sharks' lone tally of the match.
May 17 - 3:15 PM

Brent Burns recorded his league-leading 12th assist of the 2016 playoffs on Sunday night in a 2-1 loss to the Blues.

His shot from the point was double deflected when it beat St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott. Joe Pavelski tipped the shot originally and then it went off Tomas Hertl and into the net. Burns is second in the NHL in scoring with 16 points in 13 contests.
May 16 - 8:29 AM

Brent Burns had two assists in San Jose's 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville on Monday.

Burns has four goals and 15 points in 11 playoff contests. That's impressive under any circumstances, but consider that Burns had just 12 points in 34 career postseason games before 2016.
May 10 - 4:51 AM

Brent Burns was on the ice for an incredible 47:35 minutes during San Jose's 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville.

That pushed Burns average up to 26:21 minutes per game in the postseason. In addition to eating minutes, he also has an impressive four goals and 13 points in nine playoff games.
May 6 - 11:10 AM

Brent Burns scored another pair of goals as San Jose fell in Game 4 in triple overtime to Nashville.

Burns now has four goals and 13 points through nine games this postseason. Both lead all defenders, and he currently sits atop the scoring table for all players as well.
May 6 - 2:18 AM

Brent Burns extended his point streak to four games on Sunday.

Burns registered an assist to help San Jose earn a 3-2 victory over Nashville. He has two goals and 11 points in seven contests. He leads all blueliners in points with the next highest being John Carlson at eight points in eight games.
May 2 - 4:47 AM

Brent Burns extended his multi-point streak to three games during Friday's 5-2 Game 1 win over Nashville.

Burns collected a pair of helpers, along with six shots plus three hits and blocks during his 25:08 of work. He now has eight assists during the postseason, giving him the lead in that category and pulling him within one point of John Tavares' lead in points (11).
Apr 30 - 1:49 AM

For the first time in his career, Brent Burns has been nominated for the Norris Trophy.

The trophy is awarded to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-around ability at the position. Burns had a career season across the board, and set Sharks records for defenders in the process. He recorded 27 goals and 48 assists for 75 points across all 82 games, which includes 353 shots on net with 101 hits and 145 blocks. Should Burns take home the trophy, he'll be the first Sharks defender to do so.
Apr 29 - 8:24 PM

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

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

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
8Matt Tennyson
G1Martin Jones
2James Reimer