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Brent Burns | Defenseman

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 219
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Sharks GM Doug Wilson wants the team to have a Drew Doughty/P.K. Subban type player, which contributed to the decision to switch Brent Burns back to defense this season.
Burns has flirted with the 50-point mark before as a defenseman and he could still be used as a forward for some shifts during the 2014-15 season. He'll be a versatile player for San Jose and for fantasy owners because he still has dual eligibility. Aug 29 - 10:59 AM

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San Jose's Brent Burns is expected to retake his role as a defenseman for the Sharks in the 2014-15 season.

On a conference call with the media Thursday, Sharks GM Doug Wilson laid out his plan to return the offensive-minded player to the blue line. Considering he held his own as a forward, registering 48 points in 69 contests this season, it's a little surprising to hear this news, although Burns will certainly retain a prominent role on the team's power-play going forward.
May 15 - 9:10 PM

Brent Burns has been nominated for the NHL Foundation Player Award.

Burns has given more than $1 million to Defending the Blue Line, a charity that gives children from military families the chance to play hockey. He also helped raise $24,000 in 2013 for Defending the Blue Line and the Katie Moore Foundation, which helps those battling through rare cancers.
Source: NHL.com
May 2 - 11:35 AM

Brent Burns scored for San Jose in its 4-3 overtime win against Los Angeles.

Burns has two goals and three points in three playoff games. He had 22 goals and 26 assists in 69 contests in the regular season.
Apr 23 - 10:56 AM

Brent Burns had a goal and an assist in the Sharks' 6-3 victory on Thursday.

Burns' efforts helped San Jose claim a 1-0 lead on Los Angeles in the first round series. He had 22 goals and 48 points in 69 games this season.
Apr 18 - 10:29 AM

Brent Burns is riding a five-game point streak.

Burns scored a goal in a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday. That gives him 23 goals and 46 points in 65 games this season.
Apr 4 - 11:13 AM

Brent Burns had a goal and an assist in the Sharks' 5-4 win on Tuesday.

Burns extended his point streak to four games. He has 22 goals and 23 assists in 64 contests in 2013-14.
Apr 2 - 10:05 AM

The San Jose power play is 6-11 since Brent Burns replaced Logan Couture on the first unit.

Couture missed a game due to injury and apparently has been "Wally Pipped" as he has been relegated to the second unit. Burns has a goal and three assists since the promotion on the power play and now has a career high 21 goals and also has 43 points which is only three off his all-time best.
Mar 31 - 10:26 AM

Brent Burns scored a goal in the Sharks' 4-3 loss on Thursday.

Burns has heated up lately with seven points in his last six games. That gives him 21 goals and 42 points in 62 contests in 2013-14.
Mar 28 - 10:49 AM

Brent Burns had a goal and an assist in San Jose's 3-2 loss to Florida Tuesday evening.

Burns now has 19 goals and 18 assists with plus-26 rating in 57 games this season. Marty Havlat scored the other goal for the Sharks in the loss.
Mar 19 - 5:26 AM

Brent Burns scored two goals in San Jose's 5-3 win over Pittsburgh Thursday evening.

Burns scored in his second straight game after a 19-game goal scoring drought and he now has 17 goals and 16 assists with a fantastic plus-24 rating in 51 games this season. He also had a game-high five hits in the win. Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist, while Patrick Marleau and Justin Braun also scored for the Sharks. Joe Pavelski assisted three goals in the victory.
Mar 7 - 3:47 AM

Brent Burns scored his first goal since Jan. 5 on Tuesday.

That sounds a bit worse than it is because of the Olympic break, but Burns still ended a 19-game goal scoring drought. Sharks coach Todd MacLellan recently demoted Burns to the third line and was encouraged by the marker. "He was in the right spot," MacLellan said. "He shot the puck. I thought he did some other things well within the game. Maybe the monkey is off of his back now, and he can get back to relaxing and playing the way he needs to."
Mar 5 - 10:18 AM

Coach Todd MacLellan demoted Brent Burns to the third line Sunday.

After getting off to a great start this season, Burns has been in a deep slump with one assist in his last 11 games before Sunday's action. Burns was scoreless as well on Sunday so the slump is continuing. He has 30 points including 14 goals this season in 49 games. Keep him reserved for now but he has a lot of value in fantasy pools if he is still eligible on the blueline.
Mar 3 - 9:42 AM

Brent Burns recorded two assists in San Jose's 3-0 victory on Thursday.

Burns has 14 goals and 28 points in 35 games this season. He should be able to maintain that point-per-game pace for the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign.
Jan 17 - 10:11 AM

San Jose forward Brent Burns scored his 14th goal of the season at 11:10 of the third period to extend his team's game Sunday night into what eventually was a 3-2 shootout victory for the Sharks in Chicago.

Jason Demers also scored in regulation for the winners, his third of the season.
Jan 5 - 11:18 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3James Sheppard
4Tye McGinn
5Raffi Torres
6Mike Brown
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Tyler Kennedy
3Matthew Nieto
4Adam Burish
5John Scott
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Jason Demers
5Matt Irwin
6Scott Hannan
7Mirco Mueller
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock