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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
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Brent Burns has one season left on his five-year, $28.8 million contract.
The Norris Trophy finalist racked up 27 goals and 75 points 82 games during the 2015-16 season. "You know how we feel about Brent. Phenomenal year," GM Doug Wilson said. "When we acquired him it was a big piece to acquire. There's no doubt he's important to us. We want him. I think he loves being here. Those conversations will take place shortly." Jun 21 - 2:10 PM

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Brent Burns is nominated for ESPN's Sports Humanitarian of the Year award.

The other nominees include Tina Charles of the WNBA, Carlos Dunlap of the Cincinnati Bengals and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers. Burns has worked with the United Heroes League, which helps military stay active and healthy through sports. He also helps a group that gives scholarships to family members of deceased military personnel.
Jun 20 - 12:44 PM

Brent Burns opened the scoring in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He gave the Sharks their first lead of the series just 1:04 into the first period. San Jose stayed alive with a 4-2 victory against Pittsburgh and forced Game 6 on Sunday. Burns has seven goals and 23 points this postseason. That ties him with Larry Murphy (Penguins, 1991) for fourth-most points by a defenseman in a postseason since 1986.
Jun 10 - 8:46 AM

Brent Burns had four shots on goal Saturday.

What is amazing is that the offensive defenseman had 12 shots that did not make it to the net or were wide of their target. Burns led the Sharks in ice time with 29:33 and has 22 points in 21 playoff games this season.
Jun 5 - 11:16 AM

Brent Burns has been excellent defensively all year, according to Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer.

Burns is known as an offensive defenseman, but his head coach made it a point to praise his defensive play. "Defensively, he's been excellent all year," DeBoer said. "I had this guy at the world championships last year, best defenseman of the tournament both ends of the ice. I've seen that all year from him. There's been no issue defensively. The only people that really talk about it are [the media]. In our room and within our group, he's been outstanding both ends."
Source: NHL.com
May 31 - 11:58 PM

Brent Burns registered a pair of assists in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

His two-point effort helped the Sharks bounce back from a two-goal deficit, but the Penguins got the only marker in the third period to post a 3-2 victory on Monday night. Burns has 16 assists and 22 points in 19 playoff matches.
May 31 - 8:40 AM

Brent Burns leads all NHL defensemen with 20 playoff points.

Burns trails teammate Logan Couture by four points for the overall NHL lead heading into the Stanley Cup Final. The bearded legend has been a rock on the blueline for the Sharks and will definitely get serious Conn Smythe consideration should the San Jose Sharks win Lord Stanley's Cup.
May 29 - 10:41 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Patrick Marleau
4Chris Tierney
LW1Tomas Hertl
2Mikkel Boedker
3Matthew Nieto
4Melker Karlsson
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Tommy Wingels
5Micheal Haley
6Timo Meier
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7David Schlemko
G1Martin Jones
2Mantas Armalis