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Brent Burns
G A Pts
29 47 76
Team: San Jose Sharks Height: 6-5 Born: 3/9/1985
Position: DWeight: 230 Birthplace: Barrie, Ontario

Latest News
Apr. 7 1:39 PM PT2:39 PM MT3:39 PM CT4:39 PM ET20:39 GMT4:39 1:39 PM MST3:39 PM EST0:39 UAE (+1)16:39 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns recorded his 29th goal of the season during the Sharks' 4-2 loss to Edmonton on Thursday.
Analysis: Though Burns' goal total far and away leads all NHL defensemen, he's scored just twice over his last 22 games. He's a key factor to San Jose's chances of making another deep playoff run, so the team certainly hopes the Norris Trophy candidate is out of that slump.
Mar. 29 9:02 AM PT10:02 AM MT11:02 AM CT12:02 PM ET16:02 GMT0:02 9:02 AM MST11:02 AM EST20:02 UAE12:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns scored a power-play goal 3:10 into overtime and the Sharks snapped a six-game skid on the night they clinched a playoff berth, rallying past the Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Burns finally halted a 16-game goal drought by scoring his 28th of the season, surpassing the career high he had set last season.
Mar. 25 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST19:28 UAE11:28 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns assisted on San Jose's only goal Friday and finished at a minus-3.
Analysis: Burns halted a seven-game point drought, but he's a combined minus-6 in the last five contests and has no blocked shots in two straight.
Mar. 10 7:39 AM PT8:39 AM MT9:39 AM CT10:39 AM ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST19:39 UAE10:39 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns recorded three assists as the Sharks beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Thursday night in a matchup of division leaders.
Analysis: Burns has recorded 13 points over his last 10 games.
Feb. 18 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST7:09 UAE (+1)22:09 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns scored two goals and the San Jose Sharks beat the Arizona Coyotes for the first time this season, 4-1 on Saturday night.
Analysis: He has five goals in three games. The NHL's third-leading scorer, Burns had a goal in the first period and his 27th of the season in the third to match the team record for goals by a defenseman that he set in 2015-16.
Feb. 12 12:05 PM PT1:05 PM MT2:05 PM CT3:05 PM ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 PM MST3:05 PM EST0:05 UAE (+1)15:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns tacked on two more goals to his total to lead the Sharks to Sunday's win at New Jersey.
Analysis: The unquestioned best fantasy defenseman in hockey right now, Burns is on track to become the first blueliner to score 30 goals in a season since Mike Green in 2008-09. He's already up to 24 along with 59 points, which ranks fourth in the league at the moment.
Feb. 7 6:56 PM PT7:56 PM MT8:56 PM CT9:56 PM ET2:56 GMT10:56 7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST6:56 UAE (+1)21:56 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns had a pair of assists in Tuesday's overtime loss at Buffalo.
Analysis: Since New Year's Day, only three players have more points than Burns' 22. He has recorded at least one point in 14 consecutive road games, tallying 10 goals and 13 assists.
Feb. 3 5:50 AM PT6:50 AM MT7:50 AM CT8:50 AM ET13:50 GMT21:50 6:50 AM MST8:50 AM EST17:50 UAE8:50 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns had a goal and an assist for the Sharks on Thursday.
Analysis: Burns' 55 points are the third-most in the NHL heading into Friday's action. Not too shabby for a blueliner.
Feb. 1 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST20:37 UAE11:37 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns had two assists and two penalty minutes Tuesday.
Analysis: Burns has 18 points in his last 13 games and leads the Sharks with 53.
Jan. 24 6:19 AM PT7:19 AM MT8:19 AM CT9:19 AM ET14:19 GMT22:19 7:19 AM MST9:19 AM EST18:19 UAE9:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns had a goal with two assists Monday.
Analysis: With 50 points, Burns is 25 shy of matching his career output from last season.
Jan. 19 6:27 AM PT7:27 AM MT8:27 AM CT9:27 AM ET14:27 GMT22:27 7:27 AM MST9:27 AM EST18:27 UAE9:27 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns scored in a second straight game Wednesday.
Analysis: He has four goals and seven assists over a seven-game stretch.
Jan. 17 8:06 AM PT9:06 AM MT10:06 AM CT11:06 AM ET16:06 GMT0:06 9:06 AM MST11:06 AM EST20:06 UAE11:06 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns scored his 18th goal of the season to help the Sharks defeat Winnipeg on Monday.
Analysis: The best fantasy defenseman this season, Burns has now lit the lamp in three of his last four games and has amassed an outstanding 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) over his past 11. The 2016-17 All-Star should be a mainstay in daily lineups if he's on your roster.
Jan. 12 8:06 AM PT9:06 AM MT10:06 AM CT11:06 AM ET16:06 GMT0:06 9:06 AM MST11:06 AM EST20:06 UAE11:06 ETNaN:� BRT - The red-hot Burns had a goal and an assist Wednesday.
Analysis: Burns has posted four straight multipoint games, collecting two goals and seven assists. He has a nine-game point streak on the road, netting a goal in four straight.
Jan. 11 5:40 AM PT6:40 AM MT7:40 AM CT8:40 AM ET13:40 GMT21:40 6:40 AM MST8:40 AM EST17:40 UAE8:40 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns had a goal with two assists Tuesday.
Analysis: The All-Star has recorded three straight two-assist games.
Jan. 8 8:12 AM PT9:12 AM MT10:12 AM CT11:12 AM ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST20:12 UAE11:12 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns had two assists for the second straight game Saturday.
Analysis: The steady defenseman has nine goals and 16 assists over his last 22 games.
Dec. 28 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET16:49 GMT0:49 9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST20:49 UAE11:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns scored at 2:46 of overtime to lift San Jose to a 3-2 victory over the Ducks on Tuesday.
Analysis: Burns has notched at least one point in 10 of 11 December games, tallying five goals and eight assists. With 13 points this month, Burns has tied the Sharks franchise record he set last year for December points by a defenseman.
Dec. 15 7:11 AM PT8:11 AM MT9:11 AM CT10:11 AM ET15:11 GMT23:11 8:11 AM MST10:11 AM EST19:11 UAE10:11 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns stayed hot with a goal and an assist in Wednesday's shootout win over the Senators.
Analysis: Burns has compiled seven goals and seven assists over the past 12 games. Hopefully, he's been in your lineup.
Dec. 3 8:26 AM PT9:26 AM MT10:26 AM CT11:26 AM ET16:26 GMT0:26 9:26 AM MST11:26 AM EST20:26 UAE11:26 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns scored in the Sharks' win over Montreal on Friday.
Analysis: Burns' goal was his fourth in seven games, giving him 10 on the season to go with 12 assists. He has five goals and four assists in his last eight home games.
Nov. 30 8:44 AM PT9:44 AM MT10:44 AM CT11:44 AM ET16:44 GMT0:44 9:44 AM MST11:44 AM EST20:44 UAE11:44 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns scored a power-play goal 19 seconds into overtime and the Sharks avenged a pair of one-goal losses to the Coyotes earlier this month with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Burns has recorded three goals and four assists in the last five games - all at home. He has one assist in his last four road games.
Nov. 25 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET23:42 GMT7:42 4:42 PM MST6:42 PM EST3:42 UAE (+1)18:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns had a goal and an assist Friday.
Analysis: He has recorded three straight two-point games with two goals and four assists over that span.
Nov. 22 1:20 PM PT2:20 PM MT3:20 PM CT4:20 PM ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST1:20 UAE (+1)16:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns agreed on an eight-year contract extension Tuesday that will prevent the standout defenseman from becoming a free agent following the season.
Analysis: Burns led all NHL defensemen with 27 goals last season when he tallied a career-best 75 points. He was one of three finalists for the Norris Trophy. Burns' goal total was also a career high, and he is off to a good start this season with seven goals and nine assists in 19 games.
Nov. 11 8:01 AM PT9:01 AM MT10:01 AM CT11:01 AM ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST20:01 UAE11:01 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns recorded a goal in a second straight game to help the Sharks earn a 4-2 win at Florida on Thursday.
Analysis: The NHL's leader among defensemen with six goals and 13 points, Burns is a must-start in all formats. He's now found the back of the net in three of San Jose's last four games.
Nov. 9 7:09 AM PT8:09 AM MT9:09 AM CT10:09 AM ET15:09 GMT23:09 8:09 AM MST10:09 AM EST19:09 UAE10:09 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns contributed a second-period goal to San Jose's 3-0 win at Washington on Tuesday.
Analysis: The 2015-16 Norris Trophy finalist has maintained his place as an elite fantasy defenseman through the early part of this season. Burns' 12 points in 13 games leads all NHL blueliners, while his five goals are tied for the most at the position.
Nov. 4 9:23 AM PT10:23 AM MT11:23 AM CT12:23 PM ET16:23 GMT0:23 9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST20:23 UAE12:23 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns scored on the power play Thursday for his first goal in eight games.
Analysis: Burns is second on the Sharks with 11 points despite having only two in his last six games.
Oct. 22 6:24 PM PT7:24 PM MT8:24 PM CT9:24 PM ET1:24 GMT9:24 6:24 PM MST8:24 PM EST5:24 UAE (+1)21:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns failed to record a point Saturday for the first time this season, ending his streak at five games.
Analysis: Burns has been among the best players in the league thus far, tallying three goals and six assists.
Oct. 18 5:58 PM PT6:58 PM MT7:58 PM CT8:58 PM ET0:58 GMT8:58 5:58 PM MST7:58 PM EST4:58 UAE (+1)20:58 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns stayed hot with two assists Tuesday.
Analysis: He's recorded a point in each of San Jose's first four games, scoring three goals with five assists.
Oct. 17 6:24 PM PT7:24 PM MT8:24 PM CT9:24 PM ET1:24 GMT9:24 6:24 PM MST8:24 PM EST5:24 UAE (+1)21:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Burns scored a pair of third-period goals and assisted on another Monday.
Analysis: He has three goals and three assists in three games.
Oct. 13 9:02 AM PT10:02 AM MT11:02 AM CT12:02 PM ET16:02 GMT0:02 9:02 AM MST11:02 AM EST20:02 UAE12:02 ET13:02 BRT - Burns scored the game-winner in the third period of Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Kings.
Analysis: Burns, who led the team with 22:44 of ice time, could be in for another strong season after posting career highs of 27 goals and 48 assists last season.

Career Regular Season Stats

Totals
Year Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2003-04 Min 36 1 5 6 -10 12 0 0 0 34 2.94
2005-06 Min 72 4 12 16 -7 32 1 0 1 73 5.48
2006-07 Min 77 7 18 25 16 26 3 0 3 108 6.48
2007-08 Min 82 15 28 43 12 80 8 0 4 158 9.49
2008-09 Min 59 8 19 27 -7 45 4 0 2 147 5.44
2009-10 Min 47 3 17 20 -15 32 2 0 0 104 2.88
2010-11 Min 80 17 29 46 -10 98 8 0 3 170 10.00
2011-12 SJ 81 11 26 37 8 34 5 0 2 201 5.47
2012-13 SJ 30 9 11 20 0 20 2 0 0 81 11.11
2013-14 SJ 69 22 26 48 26 34 2 0 3 245 8.98
2014-15 SJ 82 17 43 60 -9 65 7 0 2 245 6.94
2015-16 SJ 82 27 48 75 -5 53 7 1 4 353 7.65
2016-17 SJ 82 29 47 76 19 40 8 0 6 320 9.06
Career 879 170 329 499 18 571 57 1 30 2239 7.59

Career Postseason Stats

Totals
Totals Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2006-07 Min 5 0 1 1 1 14 0 0 0 12 0.00
2007-08 Min 6 0 2 2 0 6 0 0 0 17 0.00
2011-12 SJ 5 1 1 2 2 4 1 0 0 13 7.69
2012-13 SJ 11 2 2 4 -1 8 0 0 0 31 6.45
2013-14 SJ 7 2 1 3 -5 23 1 0 0 33 6.06
2015-16 SJ 24 7 17 24 11 12 4 0 0 77 9.09
2016-17 SJ 6 0 3 3 -1 6 0 0 0 28 0.00
Career 64 12 27 39 7 73 6 0 0 211 5.69

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