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Brent Burns

Brent Burns  #88

San Jose Sharks  Defenseman
NUMBER: 88 BIRTHDATE: March 9, 1985  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Barrie, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 230 DRAFTED: MIN / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (20th overall)
NHL Foundation Player Award 2014-2015
Ranks T-2nd in the league in shots (102) Riding a 4-game point streak (4g-2a) 2015-16: Scored the game-tying goal on 11/22 at CBJ Scored two goals, his second multi-goal game of the season, on 11/21 at PIT Tallied two assists on 11/17 at BOS Registered 1g on 11/10 vs. NYI Posted 1g-1a on 11/5 vs. FLA Scored twice, including once shorthanded, on 11/1 at COL Recorded 2a on 10/24 vs. CAR Fired 9 shots on goal on 10/22 vs. LAK...Scored the shootout-determining goal on 10/16 at NJD...Tallied 1g-1a on 10/7 at LAK.
NHL Foundation Player Award (2015) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011, 2015) 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

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016