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Brent Burns  #88

San Jose Sharks  Right Wing
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)
CURRENT NOTES:  T-3rd on the team in goals…has set a career high for goals and reached the 20-goal plateau for first time in his career…Has 4g-8a in his last 12 games
 
2013-14: Posted a five-game point streak (2-5=7) from Mar. 25-Apr. 3…Had a two point night (1-1=2) on April 1 vs. Edmonton…Tallied a goal and an assist on March 20 vs. Anaheim…Recorded a goal and an assist on March 18 vs. Florida…Scored twice on March 6 vs. Pittsburgh…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… Recorded a goal and two assists on Dec. 23 vs. Colorado…Scored first career hat trick and a career high four points (3-1=4) on Nov. 29 vs. St. Louis…Returned to the lineup on Nov. 21 vs. Tampa Bay and scored a goal.
 
FIN FACTS: Would be in the military if he was not playing hockey professionally…Acknowledges that he is most likely to over pack for the road
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.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery