30-Year-Old Right Wing – San Jose Sharks
Adam Burish Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $7.2 million deal with the Sharks in July 2012.
Burish will undergo back surgery in the coming days and is out indefinitely, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Burish is a fourth-line buzz saw who opponents hate to play against. He doesn't care about individual statistics; he cares about winning. Nothing more and nothing less. He's tough and aggressive, and he doesn't take a shift off, and that rubs off on everyone around him. And by the way -- he can kill penalties, too, so there's always a chance at those elusive shorthanded points. He'll give you about 20 points to go along with his 90-100 PIMs. It's nice to have non-pylons to help with your sin bin needs, isn't it?
Burish provided much-needed grit down the Stars' lineup last year after coming over from Chicago in the offseason. His contributions on the ice are limited to taking over some of the physical presence duties from Brenden Morrow and Steve Ott, and a 20-point/100-PIM season would seem to be his ceiling.
Burish was brought in via free agency following an injury-shortened final season with Chicago. He'll provide some grit and energy along with Krys Barch on Dallas' fourth line, but don't look for any offense with just 11 career goals in 169 games.
Burish was injured in the preseason when he tore his right ACL and missed up to six months. Last season, Burish saw his games drop and also his penalty minutes. In the 2007-08 season, he was third in the NHL with 214 penalty minutes. Last season, it dropped to 93 minutes as he missed 15 games with a broken toe. He was on the fourth line for a good portion of the season.
Burish racked up 214 penalty minutes last year in his first full NHL season. He could end up leading the checking line if Kevyn Adams doesn't sign with the team. Watch how he does in training camp closely and look to grab him late in your draft if you're short on penalty minutes.
Burish made the Hawks this season after being the most consistent forward during the preseason. Keep an eye on him. He is probably not a big scorer, but you never know since the Hawks need some scoring.