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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 scored one goal and had an assist in a 3-2 losing effort by the San Jose Sharks to the Calgary Flames Wednesday night.
This was the fourth straight game in which the defenseman scored multiple points in a game and the 13th time this season. The Sharks have lost two of the four games when he had multiple points. With 166 shots on goal for the season and 44 points, he has been extremely productive in both victory and defeat. Jan 12 - 12:33 AM

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Brent Burns has amassed seven points in his last three games.

He notched a goal and two assists in Tuesday's match versus Edmonton. Burns will look to extend his point streak to four games versus Calgary on Wednesday night. He leads all defensemen in scoring with 42 points in 41 games and was recently named to the NHL All-Star Game.
Jan 11 - 6:59 PM

Remarkably, Brent Burns is on pace to score even more than the 27 goals he generated in 2015-16.

He collected his 15th goal of 2016-17 in the San Jose Sharks' 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Burns now has 15 goals and 35 points in 37 games. His second-highest career mark was 22 goals in just 69 games back in 2013-14.
Jan 1 - 5:31 AM

Brent Burns received a great feed from Joe Pavelski in overtime and sunk the puck at the 2:46 minute mark as the San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 Tuesday night.

This was Burns’ first goal in the past five games and he made the most of it, but he has been far from irrelevant to fantasy players with points earned in 10 of his last 11 games. Burns now has 34 points for the season with 14 goals and 20 assists. Pavelski’s assist gives him 33 points. They stand well above the remainder of the Sharks in terms of points earned.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 12:50:00 AM

Brent Burns scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators.

Burns' second-period goal gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead, and his assist on Chris Tierney's tally with less than three minutes in regulation helped force overtime. Burns missed his shootout attempt, but the Sharks were still able to get the win thanks to Kevin Lebanc. Burns is now riding a six-game point streak. He has 13 goals and 15 assists in 30 games this season.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 10:42:00 PM

Brent Burns extended his point streak to five games on Tuesday.

Burns picked up an assist in San Jose's 3-2 shootout win over Toronto. The 31-year-old blueliner has 12 goals and 26 points in 29 games this season.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 04:50:00 AM

Brent Burns scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.

The goal was already his 12th of the season, putting him on pace for an outstanding 36 goals this season. Burns has now moved up to 5th all-time in goals in the opening 27 games of a NHL season. If he can continue at this incredible pace, he would be the first defensemen to crack 30 goals since Mike Green did it for the Capitals during the 2008-09 season. Burns has arguably turned into the most valuable fantasy defenseman this season.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 12:49:00 AM

Brent Burns tied Wednesday night’s competition at the 6:30 minute mark of the third period, but two unanswered goals shifted to momentum to give the Ottawa Senators a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

The defenseman Burns recorded five shots on goal in the game, which was second only to the forward Joe Pavelski. Burns has proved that the best defense is a good offence 23 times this season with his 11th goal scored Wednesday night and 12 prior assists.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 02:12:00 AM

Brent Burns scored a goal in the Sharks' 2-1 win over Montreal on Friday.

Burns has found the back of the net in four of his last seven games. He has 10 goals and 22 points in 25 contests in 2016-17.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 11:02:00 AM

It took only 19 seconds of overtime for Brent Burns to fire the game winning shot past Mike Smith as the San Jose Sharks beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 Tuesday night.

The defenseman now has nine goals and 12 assists for the year with 95 shots on goal, making him a solid fantasy selection.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 12:47:00 AM

For the third straight game Brent Burns collected a pair of points during Friday's 3-2 win over the Islanders.

Burns has collected two goals and six points during the streak. He now has eight points and 20 points in 21 games this season. Pretty good start to that fresh new contract.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 08:39:00 PM

Brent Burns' new contract is indeed worth $64 million over eight years.

According to Pierre LeBrun, the contract does not include a no-move clause, but it does have a limited no-trade clause. "Brent is one the most dynamic players in the National Hockey League and we're very excited to get this deal done," GM Doug Wilson said in a statement. "He has worked extremely hard to be an elite defenseman and at six-foot-five, 230-pounds, his abilities on this ice are unique and rare. I also want to thank Hasso Plattner and our entire ownership group for their commitment to our franchise and the fans in San Jose by stepping forward and making this commitment to Brent."
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 05:11:00 PM

Brent Burns has signed an eight-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks.

The new deal is believed to be worth around $8 million per year on average. Burns has been an offensive force from the back end. He reached 75 points last year and he posted 60 points in 2014-15. Burns also has 16 points in 19 games this campaign. He would've been eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer if he didn't agree to a new contract with the Sharks.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Brent Burns is reportedly getting closer to a contract extension with the San Jose Sharks.

According to TSN and ESPN insider Pierre LeBrun, the two sides have made "serious progress" in negotiations on a new deal. However, there is still some work to be done before something is finalized.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 02:32:00 PM

Brent Burns isn't letting his uncertain contract status negatively impact his play on the ice.

He leads all defensemen in scoring with 13 points in 14 games and he sits first among all skaters with 73 shots. Burns can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2016-17 season and he is due for a big raise from the $5.76 million he's currently making.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 10:48:00 AM

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All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Ryan Carpenter
4Chris Tierney
5Micheal Haley
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Kevin Labanc
3Mikkel Boedker
4Tomas Hertl
5Melker Karlsson
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Tommy Wingels
5Barclay Goodrow
6Timo Meier
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7David Schlemko
8Tim Heed
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell