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Brent Burns | Defenseman

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
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Brent Burns will be the lone San Jose Shark at the All-Star Game.
The defenseman is having a strong season with 11 goals and 34 points. He played forward last season and has been one of the top defensemen in the NHL as he ranks third in points, behind Mark Giordano and Kevin Shattenkirk. Jan 11 - 11:07 AM

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Brent Burns scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help the Sharks defeat the Blues on Saturday night 3-2.

Burns scored with 37.5 seconds left in the frame, a power play tally with assists from Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture. The goal was Burns’ 10th of the season, to go with 26 points, so he’s clearly been one of the more valuable defensemen from a fantasy perspective. Andrew Desjardins and Marc-Edouard Vlasic picked up the other markers.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 01:31:00 AM

Although Brent Burns has been great offensively this season, his defensive game has left something to be desired.

Burns minus-nine rating has been a blemish for fantasy owners in what has otherwise been a rewarding season for those that have him. Burns has made the shift back to defense this season after spending roughly two years as a forward. Although he has plenty of experience as a blueliner, it's been an adjustment going back to it and that's likely the cause of his less than ideal defensive play.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Brent Burns was the only goal scorer for the Sharks in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Buffalo.

The offensive-minded blueliner has been a fantastic fantasy asset this year and his power-play marker on this night only adds to his value. Joe Thornton and Logan Couture drew assists on the solitary goal.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 12:29:00 AM

Brent Burns recorded an assist in a 2-1 victory on Thursday.

Burns has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. That's brought him up to 17 points in 18 contests this season.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 11:16:00 AM

Brent Burns had an assist in the Sharks' 4-1 loss on Tuesday.

Burns now has six goals and 16 points in 17 games in 2014-15. That puts him in second place in the defensemen scoring race, behind Mark Giordano.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 09:48:00 AM

Brent Burns netted two goals for the Sharks in their 5-3 come-from-behind victory against the Stars on Saturday night.

San Jose scored four times in the third period, with Burns’ effectively the game-winner. The Sharks were down 2-0 and 3-1 in this game. Burns is a defenseman with a forward’s mindset, and that always translates well in fantasy leagues. The 29-year-old has six goals and 15 points in 15 games this season. Patrick Marleau and James Sheppard each recorded a goal and an assist, while Joe Thornton potted the empty-netter. Logan Couture picked up three assists, with Tomas Hertl getting two.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 12:22:00 AM

Brent Burns extended his point streak to six games on Thursday.

Burns assisted on Tommy Wingels' power-play goal. Burns has been hands down the league's best offensive defenseman so far this season with four goals and 13 points in 12 games.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Brent Burns scored a goal in San Jose's 3-2 shootout win over Colorado.

Burns is now on a three-game goal scoring streak and five-game point streak. He now has four goals and 12 points in 11 contests, which makes him the clear leader among blueliners so far in the scoring race.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Brent Burns was the only San Jose Sharks player to score a goal in a 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Burns has probably been the brightest light for the struggling Sharks so far, as he's doing just fine in his return to the blueline. Burns has two goals (nine points) in nine games with 14 PIM and 28 SOG. It's oddly fitting that his goal was unassisted.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Brent Burns played a team-high 25:08 in San Jose’s 4-0 to the New York Rangers on Sunday.

The Sharks were unable to beat Henrik Lundqvist tonight. The loss to New York was the Sharks first in regulation this season, and the first time they have been shutout. Fellow defenseman Justin Braun led the Sharks in shots on goal with four.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 07:54:00 PM

Brent Burns buried a goal and an assist in San Jose's shootout loss to the Islanders on Thursday night, extending his points streak to four.

It apparently doesn't matter whether the hulking 29-year-old plays offense or defense, as he has found his way on the scoresheet six times through the first four games on the Sharks' blue line. Burns has one goal and five assists this season with six penalty minutes.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 10:24:00 PM

Brent Burns has been sent back to the blue line in 2014, and is expected to take more ice in his new old and expanded role.

Burns skated 23:02 with 2:14 on the power play and just 47 seconds on the kill in Friday night's win over the Coyotes. He also picked up a secondary assist on Tye McGinn's eventual winner late in the third. With a minor penalty, two shots, two blocks and a takeaway, Burns looks poised to have a versatile season both in real life and fantasy.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 01:31:00 AM

Brent Burns might've had his second goal of the preseason, but teammate Joe Pavelski tipped it in instead on the powerplay Friday night.

In 24:02 of ice time, he led all skaters with seven shots on goal, the powerplay assist, three blocks and a hit. He also played 5:29 on the man advantage, and 4:19 on the kill.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 02:10:00 AM

Brent Burns scored a goal in San Jose's 4-2 preseason loss to Vancouver.

Burns had 22 goals and 48 points in 69 games last season as a forward. He'll see his goal production decline as he shifts back to the blueline, but he should be one of the league's top offensive defensemen.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 10:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Patrick Marleau
2James Sheppard
3Tye McGinn
4Mike Brown
5Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Matthew Nieto
3Melker Karlsson
4Tyler Kennedy
5John Scott
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Matt Irwin
6Scott Hannan
7Matt Tennyson
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock