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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)
Ranks 3rd among NHL defensemen in points and T-4th in goals. 2014-15: Registered at least one point in eight of nine games (0-9=9) from Mar. 14 vs. CHI thru Apr. 1 vs. COL Scored a goal at Levi s Stadium on Feb. 21 vs. LAK Had a four-game point streak (4-1=5) from Feb. 9 vs. CGY to Feb. 15 vs. TBL Scored a goal on Feb. 15 vs. TBL Scored a pair of goals on Feb. 11 vs. WSH Registered a pair of assists on Feb. 5 at VAN Represented the Sharks at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game in Columbus Had a five game point streak (1-6=7) from Dec. 31 at ANA through Jan. 8 at STL...Tallied a pair of assists on Jan. 6 at MIN Had a goal and assist on Jan. 5 at WPG Scored the game-winning goal on Dec. 20 vs. STL Picked up a pair of assists on Dec. 4 vs. BOS Scored two goals, including the GWG, on Nov. 8 at DAL
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

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4