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Justin Braun

29-Year-Old Defenseman – San Jose Sharks

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

About to embark on his seventh NHL season, Braun rounds out a very strong top-four defense corps in San Jose that boasts fantasy superstar Brent Burns, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and veteran Paul Martin. The 29-year-old provided much of the same last year, as in 2014-15, finishing ...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 2/10/1987   BORN: Minneapolis, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 7th Rd, #201 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Braun Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $19 million extension with the Sharks in September 2014, which runs through the end of the 2019-2020 season.

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Justin Braun NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2010-11 23 NHL SJ 28 2 9 11 -1 2 44 4.5 0 0 16:30 2 0 2 1:04 27 21
2011-12 24 NHL SJ 66 2 9 11 -2 23 113 1.8 0 0 16:33 1 2 3 1:09 46 66
2012-13 25 NHL SJ 41 0 7 7 -5 6 48 0.0 0 0 18:48 0 1 1 1:22 53 51
2013-14 26 NHL SJ 82 4 13 17 19 20 121 3.3 1 0 20:59 1 0 1 1:06 77 146
2014-15 27 NHL SJ 70 1 22 23 8 48 94 1.1 0 0 21:02 0 2 2 0:31 79 130
2015-16 28 NHL SJ 80 4 19 23 11 36 114 3.5 0 0 20:34 0 1 1 0:43 95 140

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2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

20:34

Average Time On Ice

On average, Justin Braun was on the ice for 20:34.

0:43

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Justin Braun was on the ice for 0:43 during power plays.

2:35

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Justin Braun was on the ice for 2:35 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 20:59 1:06 2:28
2014-15 21:02 0:31 2:10
2015-16 20:34 0:43 2:35

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Justin Braun
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Jun 12 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 21:55 0:00
Jun 9 @PIT 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 25:01 0:47
Jun 6 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 18:29 0:08
Jun 4 PIT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 5 22:59 0:00
Jun 1 @PIT 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 20:58 0:00
May 30 @PIT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 18:39 0:00
May 25 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 22:23 0:11
May 23 @STL 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 24:11 0:00
May 21 STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 16:01 0:14
May 19 STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:14 0:00
May 17 @STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 18:30 0:00
May 15 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 20:36 0:09
May 12 NAS 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:49 0:00
May 9 @NAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 4 23:06 0:00
May 7 NAS 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 20:01 0:50
May 5 @NAS 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 3 38:35 0:03
May 3 @NAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:18 0:59
May 1 NAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 23:59 0:07
Apr 29 NAS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 19:47 0:01
Apr 24 LOS Did Not Play
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Apr 22 @LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 21:35 0:09
Apr 20 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 21:10 0:00
Apr 18 LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:50 0:07
Apr 16 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 19:26 0:05
Apr 14 @LOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:33 0:00
Apr 9 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 20:11 2:26
Apr 7 WPG 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:52 0:00
Apr 5 @MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:27 0:00
Apr 2 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:16 0:00
Mar 31 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 16:03 0:00
Mar 29 @VAN 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 15:21 1:00
Mar 28 LOS 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 100.0 6 3 21:18 0:00
Mar 26 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 17:51 1:09
Mar 24 EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 18:26 0:00
Mar 22 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 17:49 0:00
Mar 20 ARI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:48 0:21
Mar 19 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 18:18 0:00
Mar 17 @ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:23 1:50
Mar 15 BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 18:46 0:17
Mar 12 WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 21:10 0:25
Mar 10 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:09 0:12
Mar 8 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 20:24 0:00
Mar 7 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 21:04 0:00
Mar 5 VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 18:47 0:49
Mar 3 @VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:21 1:36
Feb 29 MON 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 19:13 0:55
Feb 28 @VAN 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 19:03 1:22
Feb 26 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 17:12 0:00
Feb 24 @COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:24 0:00
Feb 22 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 21:23 0:05
Feb 19 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 19:39 0:00
Feb 18 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 19:44 0:12
Feb 16 @TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 19:20 0:00
Feb 13 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 19:58 0:00
Feb 11 CGY 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 4 19:31 0:14
Feb 9 @CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 24:46 0:00
Feb 6 @NAS 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 19:35 0:00
Feb 4 @STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 5 20:21 0:01
Feb 2 @ANA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 7 1 22:47 0:00
Jan 26 COL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:23 0:00
Jan 24 LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 6 21:58 0:29
Jan 23 MIN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 22:20 0:14
Jan 21 @ARI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:55 0:37
Jan 18 OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 21:13 0:00
Jan 16 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 3 21:47 0:00
Jan 14 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 20:09 0:21
Jan 12 @WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 20:57 3:43
Jan 11 @CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 16:25 0:00
Jan 9 TOR 0 3 3 5 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 2 21:23 3:08
Jan 7 DET 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 22:11 1:25
Jan 2 WPG 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 20:09 1:23
Dec 30 PHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 22:16 0:49
Dec 28 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:47 1:15
Dec 22 @LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 23:02 0:56
Dec 20 @CHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 24:37 1:25
Dec 18 @OTT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 18:58 1:47
Dec 17 @TOR 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 21:41 0:00
Dec 15 @MON 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 4 23:52 0:00
Dec 12 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:42 2:10
Dec 9 @EDM 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 3 25:45 0:40
Dec 8 @CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 4 23:16 0:46
Dec 5 TAM 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 3 18:34 1:44
Dec 4 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 7 1 21:35 0:00
Dec 1 PIT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:53 1:41
Nov 28 CGY Did Not Play
Nov 25 CHI Did Not Play
Nov 22 @CLM 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 21:46 2:48
Nov 21 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 28:02 2:15
Nov 19 @PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 7 23:01 2:08
Nov 17 @BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:51 1:09
Nov 14 @BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 21:23 0:45
Nov 13 @DET 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 24:39 0:27
Nov 10 NYI 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 22:23 0:46
Nov 7 ANA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:21 1:56
Nov 5 FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 21:40 0:38
Nov 3 CLM 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 19:47 0:00
Nov 1 @COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 22:32 0:00
Oct 31 @DAL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 21:20 0:19
Oct 28 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:14 0:00
Oct 24 CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 19:42 0:00
Oct 22 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 21:05 2:13
Oct 19 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 21:26 0:29
Oct 17 @NYI 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:57 0:00
Oct 16 @NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 19:18 0:00
Oct 13 @WAS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 20:37 0:14
Oct 10 ANA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:29 0:00
Oct 7 @LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 5 22:44 0:10

Justin Braun: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Braun scored the lone goal for the Sharks during Wednesday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Penguins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Braun will be in the lineup for Game 2 against the Penguins on Wednesday despite the passing of his father-in-law, Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Braun will take a leave of absence following Game 2 against the Penguins on Wednesday to attend the funeral of his father-in-law, three-time NHL All-Star Tom Lysiak, Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Braun contributed two assists in 20:01 of ice time in Saturday's Game 5 win over Nashville.

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Braun blocked a team-leading four shots in Monday's win over Calgary.

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Braun dished out a helper and added an empty-net goal during Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Canucks.

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Braun (undisclosed) skated in warmups and can be expected to play Tuesday evening against Winnipeg, Curtis Pashelka of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Braun (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday evening's matchup at Winnipeg, Curtis Pashelka of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Braun had a huge night, posting three assists, a plus-5 rating and five shots in a 7-0 rout of the Maple Leafs on Saturday.

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Braun dished out two helpers in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Canadiens.

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Braun recorded a goal and an assist Wednesday against the Oilers.

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Braun (elbow) made his return to the lineup for Monday's 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh, recording two penalty minutes and three shots on goal in 18:53 of ice time.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2014-15

In his fourth NHL season, Braun hit career-high numbers in goals (four), assists (13), plus/minus (plus-19) and shots (121). And it may be time to revise expectations for Braun up a tiny bit. Just bear in mind that he's a bit of a stay-at-home guy who gets limited power play exposure and sees a lot of time on the penalty kill. That limits his fantasy utility, but that doesn't mean he's without value. His plus/minus should remain solid and he could deliver 20-25 points.

2013-14

Braun isn't going to put up big fantasy numbers, but he's become a solid stay-at-home defenseman for San Jose. Last season, he finished with 53 hits and 51 blocked shots in 41 games -- that's the best clip in both categories Braun has had over his three seasons in San Jose. His growing role on the San Jose blue line can be seen in his playing time as well. He averaged 18:48 last season, which is up 2:15 from the season before. Unfortunately, he won't help you with points, as he tallied only seven assists last season. That's just not his role. His value in fantasy is, at best, dependent on your league format and depth. And if that's not enough to scare you off him (we sure have tried, though), Braun had surgery on an injured hand during the offseason, though hes projected to be available for the season opener.

2012-13

Braun could be the odd-man out on the Sharks' blue line now that Brad Stuart is in town. It's not that he doesn't have talent; there's only so many minutes to go around. Braun has a great shot and moves the puck with ease. And his defensive game has improved immensely. But, with a top five of Dan Boyle, Brent Burns, Stuart, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Douglas Murray, the remaining ice time will be thin at best. Braun will need to unseat Jason Demers for that sixth spot and that spot could end up being a revolving door all season long. But, if Braun does earn it out of camp, watch for the Sharks to give him a shot on the second power-play unit. His value would be much higher on another squad.

2011-12

Braun made the jump to the NHL for 28 games in 2010-11. Following his callup from AHL Worcester last November, the American defender responded with seven points in his first 10 games, though he did slow down and finish with just four more the rest of the way. In all, he had 23 points (5 G, 18 A) in the minors and two goals and nine assists in the abbreviated NHL campaign. With more experience, the smooth-skating Braun should become a nice fantasy option for poolies involved in deep leagues as he possesses the offensive flair that is not always seen from a defenseman.

2010-11

Braun is an esteemed prospect of the Sharks, one who could be ready to turn another page in his development track by going pro in 2010-11. This 23-year-old defenseman is best known for his job well done defending for the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in four seasons. At UMass-Amherst, he earned several distinctions including the Defensive Player of the Year award as a Senior. He's a fluid skater with a penchant for scoring, but Team Teal should let him polish his game with Worcester (AHL) in the coming season.