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Justin Braun | Defenseman | #61

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
College: UMass-Amherst
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 7 (201) / SJ
Contract: view contract details

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Justin Braun is expected to be in the lineup on Monday in Game 3 against Anaheim.
Braun blocked a shot in the final minute of Game 2, but he was back on the ice for the morning skate and he is poised to play Monday night. Apr 16 - 1:49 PM

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Justin Braun returned to action on Tuesday from an illness.

Braun was not able to play on Sunday. He scored a goal against Edmonton in his return to the lineup. Braun also had two penalty minutes, two shots, three hits and one block in 20:24 of ice time.
Feb 28 - 3:50 AM

Justin Braun (illness) will be a game-time decision Sunday against Minnesota.

Braun didn't take part in the morning skate because he was feeling under the weather.
Feb 25 - 5:52 PM

Justin Braun is on a three-game point streak.

Braun reached that point by registering an assist on Monday. He's up to a goal and 15 points in 32 contests this season. At this rate he'll shatter his career-high of 23 points.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 06:43:00 AM

Justin Braun posted an assist with a plus-1 rating, two hits and a blocked shot in Tuesday's home win against Montreal.

Braun snapped a four-game scoreless skid to open the season. He has never really been one for big offensive totals, but he is an attractive fantasy option due to his frequent blocked shots and hits. He recorded 161 blocked shots and 136 hits across 81 games last season in San Jose.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 03:46:00 AM

San Jose Sharks beat reporter Kevin Kurz believes defenseman Justin Braun could be traded this summer.

The Sharks have committed $27 million to their top seven defensemen next season. On top of that, they'll have to give Marc-Edouard Vlasic a raise, as he's set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2017-18 season. Braun doesn't provide much in the way of offense, but he's a reliable defender in his own end. The 30-year-old had four goals and nine assists while averaging 20:04 of ice time in 81 games. Braun has three years remaining on his contract at a cap hit of $3.8 million. The Sharks could certainly use another offensive weapon or two up front.
Sat, Jun 3, 2017 09:34:00 AM

Justin Braun will likely find himself up against Connor McDavid a fair amount of the time in the Sharks' first round series.

Though Braun won't be the only player tasked with containing McDavid, that will be among his key duties. "He gets his eyes up, he’s going to make plays," Braun said. "If you can get on him early – good gap in the neutral zone will be huge. Other than that, you’ve just got to play those guys hard." McDavid won the Art Ross Trophy so containing him is going to be a major challenge, but if the Sharks can pull it off then it will go a long way towards winning the first round series.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 11:08:00 AM

Justin Braun will be rested for Saturday's season finale against the Flames.

His season ends with four goals and 13 points along with 136 hits and 161 blocks. He'll be ready for the playoffs.
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 07:05:00 PM

Justin Braun scored the second goal for San Jose in a 7-2 loss to Nashville Saturday night.

Braun scored his fourth goal of the season at the end of the second period while the Sharks were trying to stage a comeback. It ended up being their last goal of the night. This was his first point for Braun in seven games, with his last one coming as an assist in the March 3 game win against Dallas.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 02:23:00 AM

With his seventh assist of the season, Justin Braun is on the cusp of a noteworthy accomplishment.

With just one more point he'll have reached the double-digit plateau sixth time in seven career season. Which, as far as defensive defenders go, is pretty great. the Sharks meanwhile went on to beat the Devils 4-1 on Sunday.
Sun, Feb 12, 2017 04:01:00 PM

Justin Braun found the back of the net in San Jose's 2-0 win over Philadelphia Friday night.

Braun snapped his six-game point slump. He has two goals and six points in 36 contests in 2016-17.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 10:09:00 AM

Justin Braun earned an assist on Thursday in a 4-2 win against Pittsburgh.

Braun logged 25:01 of ice time in the match, mostly against Sidney Crosby's line, alongside Marc-Edouard Vlasic. His shot from the point was deflected in front by Logan Couture. Braun has seven points in the postseason, including two goals and one helper in the Stanley Cup Final.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 09:06:00 AM

San Jose defenseman Justin Braun, playing with a heavy heart, scored his first goal of the postseason in the Sharks' 2-1 overtime loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night.

Braun's goal the tied game at 1-1 at 15:55 of the third period, setting up the sudden-death overtime. Braun was scheduled to leave the Sharks temporarily after Wednesday's game to head to Atlanta for the funeral of his father-in-law and former NHL star Tom Lysiak. Lysiak died Monday from complications of leukemia. He was 63. Assisting on Braun's goal was Logan Couture, his 19th helper of the postseason. The Sharks trail the Pens 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Final. Game 3 goes Saturday night in San Jose.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 11:39:00 PM

Justin Braun (personal) will temporarily leave the team after Wednesday's game.

He will head to Atlanta for the funeral of his father-in-law and former NHL player Tom Lysiak. Lysiak passed away Monday at 63 from complications of leukemia.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 08:39:00 AM

Justin Braun is expected to play on Monday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

His father-in-law passed away recently, but the Sharks defender is still projected to be in the lineup. Braun has contributed four assists and a plus-7 rating in 18 playoff games. We would like to extend our condolences for his loss.
Mon, May 30, 2016 05:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Logan Couture
2Joe Thornton
3Tomas Hertl
4Chris Tierney
LW1Evander Kane
2Kevin Labanc
3Timo Meier
4Mikkel Boedker
5Brandon Mashinter
6Jannik Hansen
7Eric Fehr
8Melker Karlsson
9Rudolfs Balcers
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Barclay Goodrow
5Marcus Sorensen
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Tim Heed
6Dylan DeMelo
7Paul Martin
8Joakim Ryan
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell