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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 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. Dec 10 - 12:49 AM

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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.
Dec 8 - 2:12 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.
Dec 3 - 11:02 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.
Nov 30 - 12:47 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.
Nov 25 - 8:39 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."
Nov 22 - 5:11 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.
Nov 22 - 4:32 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.
Nov 22 - 2:32 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.
Nov 12 - 10:48 AM

Brent Burns scored his sixth goal of the season in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

The Sharks found themselves down 2-0 just 7:26 into the game, but they managed to fight back. San Jose got goals from Burns, Joe Pavelski, Tommy Wingels and Logan Couture. This was Burns' third goal in his last four games. He's currently on pace to score 35 goals this season (he's good, but not that good). The Sharks defenseman finished the game with two shots on goal and three hits in 20:14 of ice time.
Nov 10 - 11:54 PM

The San Jose Sharks' big guns struggled in a 5-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Brent Burns included.

Burns, Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton all suffered -3 ratings and were obviously unable to generate offense in this 2016 Stanley Cup Final revenge opportunity. Burns' offense has slowed with just a goal and an assist in his last seven games, but even machines like the bearded defenseman slow down from time to time.
Nov 6 - 1:22 AM

Brent Burns scored his fourth of the season in the Sharks 3-2 loss to Calgary on Tuesday.

Burns blasted a one timer on the power-play to the get the Sharks on the board. He also had a monstrous seven shots on net in over 25 minutes of ice-time. Melker Karlsson scored the other goal for the Sharks. Burns' goal gives him 11 points in 11 games. He is one of the most elite options at his position.
Nov 4 - 2:15 AM

Brent Burns did not pick up a point Saturday and saw his five game point streak end.

The blueliner got off to an amazing start with three goals and nine points in the Sharks first five contests but that ended in Detroit as Jimmy Howard turned aside all 30 Shark shots. Burns is a must-own and is coming off a 27 goal, 75 point effort last season and then proceeded to get 24 points in 24 playoff games. Needless to say, he is a must-start.
Oct 23 - 10:16 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Patrick Marleau
4Chris Tierney
5Micheal 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
7Mirco Mueller
8David Schlemko
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell