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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 picked up two assists in a 3-2 win over the Islanders on Tuesday.
Burns is red hot to start the year. He now has eight points through the first four games for the Sharks. He is really picking up where he left off with Team Canada during the World Cup of Hockey. There aren't many players who can create as much as Burns from the back end. He is an elite fantasy defensemen who will contribute with points, penalty minutes, shots on goal, plus/minus, and powerplay points. Oct 18 - 10:13 PM

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The Sharks took a 7-4 loss to the Rangers in New York Monday night but San Jose defenseman Brent Burns had a big night.

Burns scored his second and third goals of the young season and picked up his third assist on Joe Pavelski's first goal. Logan Couture also notched a goal for San Jose, his second of the season.
Oct 17 - 10:37 PM

Brent Burns is OK after he took a high-stick under his left eye Saturday night.

Burns escaped with some discoloration and some blood, but he will be in the lineup for Monday's game against the New York Rangers. It will mark his 800th career contest. Burns has generated three points in the Sharks' opening two games of the season.
Oct 17 - 2:32 PM

Brent Burns scored the game winning goal in Wednesday night’s 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

Burns scored 34 goals for the Sharks in the last two years in 164 games. Burns had assists from Joonas Donskoi and Logan Couture, who also had the game tying shot at the 14:05 minute mark of the first.
Oct 13 - 1:44 AM

Sharks coach Pete DeBoer thinks Brent Burns will end up re-signing.

Burns is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2017. DeBoer has experience with watching high-profile players walk as Jay Bouwmeester and Zach Parise left Florida and New Jersey respectively while he was the bench boss there. However, he believes their a key difference with those two situations and Burns' ongoing negotiations. "Both guys at that point were vague on whether they wanted to come back. I think it’s clear that Brent likes it here, [and] wants to come back," DeBoer said. "It’s just a matter of getting people to find the fit." Burns is in line for a pretty big contract after recording 60 points in 2014-15 and 75 points last season. He was also a finalist for the Norris Trophy in 2015-16.
Oct 7 - 10:53 AM

Brent Burns and the Sharks aren't close to an extension yet, according to TSN and ESPN hockey insider Pierre LeBrun.

Burns can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2016-17 season and he will probably mull over his options before making a decision. The Sharks expressed their interest in keeping him in the fold early in the off-season and there have been some talks, but nothing is believed to be imminent.
Sep 28 - 6:09 PM

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

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."
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

Depth Charts

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