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Brent Burns

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)
NHL Foundation Player Award 2014-2015
Ranks 2nd in the league in shots (102) Riding a 3-game goal streak (4g-1a) 2015-16: Scored the game-tying goal on 11/22 at CBJ Scored two goals, his second multi-goal game of the season, on 11/21 at PIT Tallied two assists on 11/17 at BOS Registered 1g on 11/10 vs. NYI Posted 1g-1a on 11/5 vs. FLA Scored twice, including once shorthanded, on 11/1 at COL Recorded 2a on 10/24 vs. CAR Fired 9 shots on goal on 10/22 vs. LAK...Scored the shootout-determining goal on 10/16 at NJD...Tallied 1g-1a on 10/7 at LAK.
NHL Foundation Player Award (2015) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011, 2015) 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

It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.

— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings
World Cup of Hockey 2016