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Sharks make playlist backing Brent Burns' award nominations

'Obey The Beard' among songs recommended in support of defenseman's Norris, Ted Lindsay candidacy @NHLdotcom

Brent Burns winning the Norris Trophy and Ted Lindsay Awards at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on June 21 (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN) would be music to the ears of the San Jose Sharks.

The Sharks are letting everyone know Burns is a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the League's best defenseman as well as the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the best player voted by members of the NHL Players' Association. San Jose posted a playlist on Twitter consisting of 26 songs related to Burns, Sharks and his beard.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Got a playlist all ready for the #NHLAwards. #Burns4Norris #Burns4Lindsay

Among the songs are "Obey The Beard," "Toothless Grin" and "Party With Wookies." It also includes a run of six successive songs: "Give" "All of the Above" "Awards" "TWO" "Burns" "Trophy Case."

Burns led defenseman and had NHL career highs with 29 goals and 76 points in 82 games. He was plus-19, scored six game-winning goals and finished seventh in the League in total ice time (2,038:44), averaging 24:51 per game.

Burns, who was a finalist for the Norris last season and finished third, is in the running with Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers are the other Ted Lindsay finalists.

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