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Brent Burns

Brent Burns  #88

San Jose Sharks  Defenseman
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)
Ranks 3rd among NHL defensemen in points and T-2nd in goals 2014-15: Potted a goal on Dec. 11 vs. Minnesota Scored a goal on Dec. 9 vs. Edmonton Picked up a pair of assists on Dec. 4 vs. Boston Tallied a power-play goal on Nov. 18 at Buffalo Scored two goals, including the GWG, on Nov. 8 at Dallas Was named Sharks Co-Player of the Month (Wingels) for October Had a career-high six-game point streak (3g-3a) from Oct. 21-30 Recorded his 200th career NHL assist against his former team on Oct. 30 at Minnesota Scored a goal, his 300th career point, on Oct. 28 at Colorado Tallied his 100th career NHL goal on Oct. 26 at Anaheim Scored a goal on Oct. 25 vs. Buffalo Had a five game point-streak (1-6=7) from Oct. 8 at Los Angeles thru Oct. 18 at New Jersey
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

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday