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Brent Burns

29-Year-Old Defenseman – San Jose Sharks

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 useles...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 219   DOB: 3/9/1985   BORN: Ajax, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #20 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year extension with San Jose in August of 2011.

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Burns recorded an assist and attempted six shots on goal in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.

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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 7 1 7 8 0 8 19 5.3 0 0 23:16 0 4 4 3:53 13 10
2014-15 Proj 29 NHL SJ 75 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Brent Burns

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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Brent Burns was on the ice for 23:16.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Brent Burns was on the ice for 3:53 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 16:17 2:52
2013-14 16:49 2:37
2014-15 23:16 3:53

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Brent Burns 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 21 at BOS 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 6 0.0 3 1 25:31 3:56
Oct 19 at NYR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 25:08 4:31
Oct 18 at NJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 22:02 3:59
Oct 16 at NYI 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 3 33.3 2 2 19:28 0:07
Oct 14 at WAS 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 23:43 3:49
Oct 11 WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 25:26 7:29
Oct 8 at LA 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 2 21:35 3:17

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

Burns scored his first goal of the year Thursday in a shootout loss to the Islanders. He added a power-play assist, two PIM and a plus-1 rating.

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Burns had an assist and a shot through 23:43 of ice time in Tuesday's win over Washington.

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Burns picked up two assists in the second period of Wednesday's opening-night 4-0 shutout of the Kings.

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Burns had a goal, three shots, a hit, four blocked shots and 26:39 of playing time in one of the Sharks' split-squad preseason games against the Canucks on Tuesday.

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Burns will move back to defense for the 2014-15 season, CSN's Brodie Brazil reports.

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Burns, who scored two goals and an assist in the opening three games of Round 1, came up empty in the final four games as the Sharks lost to the Kings in seven.

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Burns led the team with five shots, but came up without a point against the Kings on Monday.

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Burns had a goal, two penalty minutes, eight hits, and a team-leading seven shots in Game 3.

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Burns had a goal and an assist in a Game 1 win over Los Angeles on Thursday.

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Burns had an assist in Saturday's season finale against the Coyotes.

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Burns scored his 23rd goal on a power play in Thursday's 2-1 win over Los Angeles.

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Burns had a goal, an assist, four penalty minutes and three shots in Tuesday's win over the Oilers.

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2014-15

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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