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Brent Burns  #88

San Jose Sharks  Defenseman
NUMBER: 88 BIRTHDATE: March 9, 1985  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Barrie, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 230 DRAFTED: MIN / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (20th overall)
PLAYOFFS: Scored a power play goal and had a game-high seven shots in Game 3 vs. LAK on 4/22…Had a multi-point game (1-1=2), +2 rating, and five shots in Game 1 of the first round vs. Los Angeles on Apr. 17…Making his fifth career postseason appearance.
 
2013-14 GAME NOTES: 4th on the team in goals (22)…Set a career high for goals and points (48) and reached the 20-goal plateau for first time in his career…Had 4g-9a in his last 13 games…2nd on the team in hits 145…Posted a five-game point streak (2-5=7) from Mar. 25-Apr. 3…Played in his 600th career game on Jan. 18 at Tampa Bay…Extended his goal scoring streak to three games (ties career high) with a goal and an assist on Dec. 29 vs. Anaheim…Scored first career hat trick and a career high four points (3-1=4) on Nov. 29 vs. St. Louis…Scored his first goal of the season, San Jose’s first goal of 2013-14, and fired 5 shots on goal on Oct. 3 vs. Vancouver.
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011) Missed majority of 2003-04 on assignment to Team Canada and as a healthy reserve. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to head injury vs. Phoenix, November 18, 2009. Traded to San Jose by Minnesota with Minnesota's 2nd round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay, later traded to Nashville Nashville selected Pontius Aberg) in 2012 Entry Draft for Devin Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle and San Jose's 1st round choice (Zack Phillips) in 2011 Entry Draft, June 24, 2011.
Quote of the Day

You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense