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Brent Burns

31-Year-Old Defenseman – San Jose Sharks

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

As it turned out, Burns' return to the blue line last year was accompanied by the biggest offensive output of his career, a 60-point boosted by a career-high 24 power-play points. After a campaign like that, you'd have to be insane to move him back to forward, and new coach ...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 230   DOB: 3/9/1985   BORN: Barrie, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #20 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year, $28.8 million extension with San Jose in August 2011.

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Burns potted two power-play goals on two shots during Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Blues in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.

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Brent Burns NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 20 72 4 12 16 -7 32 73 5.5 1 0 1 0 1
2006-07 21 77 7 18 25 16 26 108 6.5 3 0 3 0 3
2007-08 22 82 15 28 43 12 80 158 9.5 4 0 8 0 8
2008-09 23 59 8 19 27 -7 45 147 5.4 2 0 22:25 4 10 14 3:14 58 62
2009-10 24 47 3 17 20 -15 32 104 2.9 0 0 22:22 2 9 11 3:06 97 44
2010-11 25 NHL MIN 80 17 29 46 -10 98 170 10.0 3 0 25:03 8 6 14 3:04 133 106
2011-12 26 NHL SJ 81 11 26 37 8 34 201 5.5 2 0 22:32 5 11 16 2:54 68 117
2012-13 27 NHL SJ 30 9 11 20 0 20 81 11.1 0 0 16:17 2 1 3 2:52 54 13
2013-14 28 NHL SJ 69 22 26 48 26 34 245 9.0 3 0 16:49 2 9 11 2:37 145 24
2014-15 29 NHL SJ 82 17 43 60 -9 65 245 6.9 2 0 23:57 7 17 24 3:24 148 124
2015-16 30 NHL SJ 82 27 48 75 -5 53 353 7.6 4 1 25:52 7 23 30 4:55 101 145
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2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

25:52

Average Time On Ice

On average, Brent Burns was on the ice for 25:52.

4:55

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Brent Burns was on the ice for 4:55 during power plays.

2:30

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Brent Burns was on the ice for 2:30 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 16:49 2:37 0:04
2014-15 23:57 3:24 1:56
2015-16 25:52 4:55 2:30

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Brent Burns
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
May 21 STL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 0 23:56 5:37
May 19 STL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 23:06 2:27
May 17 @STL 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 100.0 0 0 24:10 4:25
May 15 @STL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 25:40 5:43
May 12 NAS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 22:24 3:12
May 9 @NAS 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 2 26:19 1:05
May 7 NAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 23:26 1:20
May 5 @NAS 2 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 8 25.0 1 7 47:51 6:36
May 3 @NAS 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 23:11 4:59
May 1 NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 4 1 21:25 1:38
Apr 29 NAS 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0.0 3 3 25:08 3:23
Apr 24 LOS Did Not Play
Apr 22 @LOS 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 23:13 4:07
Apr 20 LOS 1 1 2 -1 0 1 1 0 5 20.0 2 2 22:44 4:24
Apr 18 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 1 27:26 8:17
Apr 16 @LOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 3 24:06 5:18
Apr 14 @LOS 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 1 2 22:23 4:56
Apr 9 ARI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 4 25:00 6:47
Apr 7 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 23:23 3:11
Apr 5 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 21:26 2:44
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Apr 2 @NAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 1 1 25:50 4:28
Mar 31 VAN 0 2 2 -2 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 3 22:59 3:31
Mar 29 @VAN 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 23:21 4:56
Mar 28 LOS 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 20.0 1 2 23:54 2:08
Mar 26 DAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0.0 0 1 28:01 8:39
Mar 24 EDM 0 1 1 -4 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 1 24:05 4:04
Mar 22 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 24:17 4:12
Mar 20 ARI 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 27:35 6:08
Mar 19 NYR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 9 0.0 2 2 24:09 3:49
Mar 17 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 23:43 2:10
Mar 15 BOS 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 0 0 26:12 7:01
Mar 12 WAS 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 33.3 2 2 21:37 2:38
Mar 10 NJD 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 27:18 5:39
Mar 8 @EDM 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 20:00 0:55
Mar 7 @CGY 1 1 2 2 9 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 19:06 0:34
Mar 5 VAN 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 8 12.5 1 2 25:53 5:11
Mar 3 @VAN 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 1 1 23:46 6:01
Feb 29 MON 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 22:04 3:05
Feb 28 @VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 26:02 5:05
Feb 26 BUF 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 24:34 0:00
Feb 24 @COL 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 26:19 2:00
Feb 22 @STL 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 1 29:29 5:15
Feb 19 @CAR 1 0 1 -2 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 3 3 27:01 0:00
Feb 18 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 32:47 5:54
Feb 16 @TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 0.0 2 1 27:12 3:19
Feb 13 ARI 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 0 3 27:54 7:16
Feb 11 CGY 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 10 0.0 2 2 28:39 9:51
Feb 9 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 27:29 0:39
Feb 6 @NAS 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 25:37 7:26
Feb 4 @STL 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 26:42 3:54
Feb 2 @ANA 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 1 26:57 4:27
Jan 26 COL 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 23:46 3:43
Jan 24 LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 28:23 5:28
Jan 23 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 27:54 5:21
Jan 21 @ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 3 25:04 2:12
Jan 18 OTT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 2 29:56 3:52
Jan 16 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 4 2 25:04 2:24
Jan 14 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 28:22 6:22
Jan 12 @WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 2 25:54 9:06
Jan 11 @CGY 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 3 22:49 0:34
Jan 9 TOR 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 22:11 4:23
Jan 7 DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 0 3 27:49 4:35
Jan 2 WPG 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 23:03 4:47
Dec 30 PHI 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 2 1 24:06 8:04
Dec 28 COL 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 24:38 4:55
Dec 22 @LOS 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 100.0 2 2 24:27 3:51
Dec 20 @CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 27:55 3:22
Dec 18 @OTT 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 7 14.3 0 2 27:25 3:48
Dec 17 @TOR 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 6 16.7 3 3 27:18 1:09
Dec 15 @MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 2 23:14 0:00
Dec 12 MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 2 23:33 1:50
Dec 9 @EDM 0 1 1 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 27:37 4:25
Dec 8 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 2 1 28:05 2:38
Dec 5 TAM 1 1 2 -1 0 1 1 0 7 14.3 4 1 32:00 8:42
Dec 4 @ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 4 27:14 6:02
Dec 1 PIT 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 3 2 25:42 3:24
Nov 28 CGY 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 4 25:01 1:55
Nov 25 CHI 1 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 8 12.5 7 4 27:49 7:09
Nov 22 @CLM 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 26:14 3:32
Nov 21 @PIT 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 7 28.6 1 2 24:26 4:12
Nov 19 @PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 1 3 27:53 4:59
Nov 17 @BOS 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 4 0.0 2 1 27:30 5:30
Nov 14 @BUF 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 2 3 29:34 4:51
Nov 13 @DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 25:56 1:00
Nov 10 NYI 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 2 3 25:12 3:43
Nov 7 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 31:23 6:13
Nov 5 FLA 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 2 26:15 3:27
Nov 3 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 25:43 5:56
Nov 1 @COL 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 8 25.0 0 3 25:26 1:36
Oct 31 @DAL 0 1 1 -3 2 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 2 26:26 5:33
Oct 28 NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 24:54 2:33
Oct 24 CAR 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 24:07 1:41
Oct 22 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.0 2 2 27:22 5:40
Oct 19 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 25:09 2:30
Oct 17 @NYI 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 26:44 2:09
Oct 16 @NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 31:13 1:17
Oct 13 @WAS 0 1 1 0 6 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 0 23:40 5:10
Oct 10 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 2 24:43 2:00
Oct 7 @LOS 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 0 2 24:21 5:15

Brent Burns: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Burns dished out a pair of assists in Monday's Game 6 loss to the Predators.

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Burns scored two goals Thursday against Nashville, but ended up taking a 4-3, triple-overtime loss in Game 4.

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Burns has been named one of the NHL's three Norris Trophy finalists for 2015-16, honoring the league's best defenseman.

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Burns dished out two assists and fired six shots on goal in Friday's Game 1 win over the Predators.

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Burns notched three assists in Friday's series-clinching Game 5 win over the Kings.

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Burns tallied a goal and an assist on the power play while tying for the team lead with five shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Kings.

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Burns pushed his point streak to six games with an assist in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over Nashville.

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Burns pushed his latest point streak to five games Thursday with two assists -- one on the power play -- in a 4-2 loss to Vancouver.

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Burns tallied a pair of helpers, four shots on goal and a plus-1 rating in a 4-1 win over the Canucks on Tuesday.

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Burns took a team-leading six shots in a shutout loss to the Blues on Tuesday.

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Burns had a goal and an assist, along with a team-leading four shots, in Tuesday's win over the Bruins.

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Burns extended his goal streak to four games and assisted on Joe Pavelski's overtime-winner in Monday's 2-1 victory over the Flames.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

As far as fantasy goes, Burns had a breakout year last season. But assessing his potential value for the 2014-15 season is tricky. Burns will be moving back to defense, so that makes his stats from last year -- a career-high 26 goals and 48 points in 69 games -- a bit useless, since he was a top-line winger last season. Burns is certainly an offensive-minded defenseman; he tallied 17 goals in a defense-only season for the Wild in 2010-11. He's a strong pick and is expected to replace Dan Boyle's production, especially on the power play. And he may even find himself playing forward as things shift for the "rebuilding" Sharks. There's a lot of upside with Burns, but you could get burned if you go after him too early in the draft. Someone will reach for him based on those numbers we told you to dismiss. He'll be good for a defenseman, but not as good as he was as a top-line wing.

2013-14

Where to start with Burns? Sharks' general manager Doug Wilson has made it official that Burns will be starting the season as a forward. And now that he's probably listed as a forward in your fantasy league, it's time to adjust†your expectations, particularly in keeper formats. If you had him last year, he was an incredible pick-up because you were judging his offensive production against defenseman in many leagues. So his nine goals in just 30 games were good to tie him for fifth overall among defenseman where he still had eligibility. Among forwards, he'd have been tied for 135th. Nonetheless, Burns finished the season with 20 points in 30 games. And those numbers look even better when you note that he had 20 points in 24 games at forward. The scoring spark was no doubt aided by being on San Joseís top line alongside Joe Thornton, a spot he'll probably start in 2013-14. And those six games started on the blue line will give him eligibility there in many leagues, too. Thatís a huge boost to Burns' fantasy potential if he stays on the first line, given that Jumbo Joe is perennially among the league leaders in assists and Burns augments Jumboís playmaking ability with great speed, great hands and what might be the longest stick in the NHL, Zdeno Chara aside. Drafting Burns isnít without some risk, though. There are unknown quantities at play coming onto his first full season at forward in the NHL (he played forward prior to his NHL debut in Minnesota). But with Burns able to train and prepare for the position this offseason, Burns could be a great pick-up on draft day. You might even be able to get him a little later than expected because his numbers don't jump off the page when he's listed with other forwards. But don't ever forget the injury risk -- the guy is going to miss at least a dozen games with various ouches.

2012-13

Burns, the former first round pick of the Minnesota Wild, had a slow start in his first year with San Jose. However, he did experience a second half surge that resulted in leading the Sharks defense in goals with 11. The 27-year old should be coming into his prime and is thought to be the future anchor of the defense. At 6-5 and 224, he is a force on the ice and, with better conditioning, could see an increase of ice time from last year's 22 minutes-plus per game. Last season Burns lead the Sharks' defense with five power play goals, which means he'll probably see plenty of time with the first unit during the man-advantage.

2011-12

Burns tallied 17 goals and 29 assists with the Wild last season, which were career bests in both categories. The key to this successful campaign was that he managed to stay healthy unlike his two seasons previous. Apparently, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson liked what he saw from the 6-foot-5, 219 pound defenseman, as he executed an offseason deal that brought Burns and a future second-round draft pick to the Bay Area in exchange for Devin Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle and the 28th overall pick of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He then got Burns' signature on a five-year contract extension in August. While Burns already has seven years of NHL experience at the age of 26, all of that time had been spent with one club (Minnesota), so fantasy owners will have to be patient if the big puck-moving rearguard gets off to a slow start donning a new sweater in 2011-12.

2010-11

It was a lost season for Burns in 2009-10 as he missed two months with a concussion. He was supposed to be the primary beneficiary of the move from a defensive trap system to a more open attack, but he never got situated in the offense. He still scored 20 points in 47 games. He has the offensive skill set since he played wing early in his career while having the size to play defense. If he can stay healthy after two injury-plagued seasons, he could be a breakout candidate.

2009-10

Two seasons ago, Burns scored 15 goals and 43 points as a blueliner. Last season injuries limited him to 59 games and 27 points. Burns is a defenseman who can score goals and plays on the power play, and if he can manage a full season this year, double digit goals should be a given. He could be the main beneficiary of Minnesota's move from a defense trap system to a much more open attack.

2008-09

Burns' career plane took off earlier than most had anticipated. In 2007-08, he notched 43 points and quickly became the Wild's most important weapon on the blueline. Further entrenching his status as an emerging star, Burns earned the designation of best defender in the World Championships this past summer. Interestingly, he only began playing defense when he became a member of the Wild, having played right wing in the OHL. With Minnesota in 2007-08, he amassed 43 points in (15G 28A) with 80 PIM. The 23-year-old is playing beyond his years and is an intriguing fantasy option as a top ten defenseman.

2007-08

After being moved around from the blue line to forward, Burns finally stuck at defense late last season and seemed to click. Head coach Jacques Lemaire praised him for his defense and overall play, which seemed to give him more opportunities. He scored seven points in 15 games in March with and was plus-9 after Lemaire gave him more of an opportunity. At age 22, he may have finally figured out the NHL game and he's a good deep sleeper this season as a result.

2006-07

The Wild's 2003 first-round draft pick has moved back and forth from defenseman to forward and hasn't developed into a fantasy option. But before you write him off, remember he's just 21 years old.

2005-06

Burns is a former first-round draft choice (20th overall in 2003) who is being moved to defenseman from forward. He could have one of the better scoring touches of the Wild defensemen, but he may need a year of development in his new role.

2004-05