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88 Brent Burns D
Height/Weight: 6-5/225 | Birthdate: 3/9/1985 | Birthplace: Ajax, Ontario, Canada | Team: San Jose Sharks | College: None | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary: $5,760,000 | Owned/Started%: 95/80 | Average Draft Position: 145.90
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6/14/2015

Brent Burns, LW, SJ

Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns To Stick With Defense

News: Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer said Brent Burns is a defenseman, Sportsnet.ca reports. "He's a defenseman," DeBoer said of Burns. "You can't play that position part-time. He was a little bit uncomfortable. We have to commit to him playing there, so he can really become comfortable with it."
Analysis: Not that there was much question, but this should put an early end to any potential rumors regarding another position switch for Brent Burns. Named the best defenseman at the 2015 World Championships, the 30-year-old will enter 2015-16 as one of the NHL's preeminent puck-moving blueliners.

5/29/2015

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Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns Named Best Defenseman At Worlds

News: Brent Burns was named the 2015 World Championships' best defenseman, taking home that honor in addition to a gold medal.
Analysis: Brent Burns finished tied for seventh in overall points and second among defensemen in the tournament, with two goals and nine assists. Only Oliver Ekman-Larsson had more assists in the tournament. He also finished with a plus-10 rating.

4/2/2015

Brent Burns, LW, SJ Five-Game Point Streak For Sharks' Burns

Brent Burns

Five-Game Point Streak For Sharks' Burns

News: Brent Burns picked a pair of assists in Wednesday's 5-1 win over Colorado, giving him points in five straight games.
Analysis: Brent Burns has been hot since mid-March, clipping along with nine points in his last nine games. He's been wildly productive this year as a defenseman, posting 58 points and 230 SOG in 77 games. That's second overall among rearguards to only Erik Karlsson's 62 points, which Burns has made up for with his 63 PIM.

3/28/2015

Brent Burns, LW, SJ Sharks' Burns: Three-Game Streak

Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns: Three-Game Streak

News: Brent Burns recorded an assist in regulation and then scored the winner in the shootout in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Flyers.
Analysis: The San Jose Sasquatch has a three-game point streak (three assists) and six assists in his last seven games. His 55 points are a career best and good for second in the NHL in scoring from the blue line. He's a stud.

3/18/2015

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Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns Logs Assist In Big Loss

News: Brent Burns recorded an assist, but finished with a minus-1 rating in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Jets.
Analysis: Brent Burns is now minus-5 on the season, which must be a minor concern for those that drafted him hoping he would come anywhere close to the plus-26 mark he set just last year. But on a grander scale, Burns has 51 points, which is a new career high with 12 games remaining on the regular-season schedule. This increased rate of offensive production is a nice counter against the higher rate of opponent goals scored while Burns is on the ice.

3/3/2015

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Brent Burns

Burns Adds Assist In Sharks Win

News: Brent Burns had an assist, a plus-1 rating, four shots, and 19:50 of ice time in the Sharks win over the Canadiens on Monday.
Analysis: That's the first time Brent Burns has fallen below the 20-minute mark since the 12th game of the season and it's the second lowest amount of ice time he's had this year. It's notable, but nothing to be concerned about. He'll continue to be one of the best defenseman in fantasy, as he has been all season.

2/22/2015

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Brent Burns

Shars' Burns Scores Outdoors

News: Brent Burns scored his 16th goal of the season and had six shots on goal in Saturday's Stadium Series loss to the Kings.
Analysis: Brent Burns now has 45 points in 61 games, while averaging a whopping 24;14 of ice time. Burns plays on the team's top defensive pairing and power-play unit and is a great all-around fantasy option. On pace for 20 goals and 60 points, Burns is a must-start every game.

2/15/2015

Brent Burns, LW, SJ Sharks' Burns Scores, Records Seven Shots In Loss

Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns Scores, Records Seven Shots In Loss

News: Brent Burns scored a power-play goal and had seven shots on goal in Sunday's loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: Brent Burns has been red-hot of late, riding a four-game point streak in which he has recorded four goals and five points. With 48 points in 58 games, the 29-year-old defenseman is putting together a fantastic season in San Jose. He contributes in almost every fantasy category, so keep him rolling, as he will play a key role for the Sharks in their stretch run to the postseason.

2/12/2015

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Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns Heating Up With Two Goals

News: Brent Burns found twice twice Wednesday on five shots on goal in a 5-4 OT to the Capitals.
Analysis: That's 42 points on the year and five in the last four games for the former forward, who has surpassed expectations this season after many predicted his move back to defense would equate to a drastic drop in offensive production from last year (48 points in 69 games). The 29-year-old is a seasoned NHL veteran as he's now in his 11th season in the league and is a key cog in the Sharks' machine, so Brent Burns should continue to be a reliable fantasy contributor in the final two months of the season.

2/5/2015

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Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns Helps Out In Win

News: Brent Burns dished out two helpers and went plus-2 Thursday in a 5-1 win over the Canucks.
Analysis: Things had been slow for Brent Burns recently, as he'd only collected two points in his last eight games combined. He remains without a goal since Jan. 5, but has still been one of the league's most productive blueliners and is likely to exceed last year's career-high 48 points.

1/30/2015

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Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns Adds Assist Thursday

News: Brent Burns gathered an assist in 26:49 of ice time Thursday against the Ducks.
Analysis: The assist helped Brent Burns snap his longest point slump of the season at four games. A drought of that length isn't particularly worrisome for a defenseman, and is probably more of a testament to Burns' impressive consistency this season. His ability to avoid significant dry spells has enabled him to rank among the top-scoring defensemen all season, with his 35 points currently checking in a tie for fourth place on that list.

1/15/2015

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Brent Burns

Burns Producing Consistently For Sharks

News: Brent Burns had an assist and three shots in Tuesday's win over the Coyotes.
Analysis: Brent Burns has posted a goal and seven assists in his last seven games. He's also averaged 2.9 shots per game through that stretch. He's an elite option on D for owners.

1/7/2015

Brent Burns, LW, SJ Sharks' Burns Pushes Streak To Four

Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns Pushes Streak To Four

News: Brent Burns was credited with a pair of assists during Tuesday's overtime win in Minnesota.
Analysis: That's points in four straight now for Brent Burns, who continues to put up forward-type numbers from his spot on defense. Make sure he's in your lineup, then sit back and enjoy the ride.

1/5/2015

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Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns Grabs Two Points

News: Brent Burns scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's 3-2 win over the Jets.
Analysis: That's now three straight with a point for Brent Burns and ends a stretch of five consecutive without a goal. The 29-year-old has been one of the top blueliners all season, and now owns 31 points through 40 contests.

1/4/2015

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Brent Burns

SJ's Burns Has Two-Game Streak Going

News: Brent Burns had an assist, two shots, a minus-2 rating, and 25:17 in Saturday's 7-2 loss to St. Louis.
Analysis: Brent Burns has assists in two straight games, giving him ten goals and 19 assists on the year. That puts him at third in the NHL in points among defensemen and tied for first in goals.

12/21/2014

Brent Burns, LW, SJ

Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns Nets Overtime Winner Saturday

News: Brent Burns scored the overtime-winning goal Saturday against the Blues.
Analysis: Brent Burns continues to roll, recording three goals and seven points in his last eight games. With 26 points (10 goals) in 34 games, the 29-year-old has been one of the best fantasy defenseman this season. You know what to do.

12/12/2014

Brent Burns, LW, SJ

Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns On Modest Streak

News: Brent Burns scored a power-play goal during Thursday's win over the Wild and now has a point in three straight games.
Analysis: It's not a huge hot streak, but it continues what's been a fairly steady campaign for Brent Burns in terms of the scoresheet, as he's got 24 points in 31 games. That puts him on a 63-point pace, so if he can stay healthy and keep it up, he'll blow by last year's career-high 48 points. However, his minus-5 rating on the year could certainly use some course correction.

12/7/2014

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Brent Burns

Burns Assists On Sharks' Only Goal

News: Brent Burns had an assist in 24:33 of ice time in Sunday's loss to the Flames.
Analysis: Even when there isn't much offense to go around, Brent Burns is getting involved. So even if your league doesn't score caveman beards or pizzas eaten, Burns is an elite defenseman.

12/6/2014

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Brent Burns

Sharks Won't Move Burns To Forward

News: Despite speculation that Brent Burns might be best used back at forward, as he was last year, the team says there's "zero percent" chance of him moving to forward, according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.
Analysis: Brent Burns is far from being unproductive and is a great roster grab on defense, but he's not quite at the amazing pace he was on last season. The change of his availability from forward to defense makes him valuable no matter what in almost all formats.

12/5/2014

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Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns Assists Twice In Win

News: Brent Burns picked up two assists in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Bruins.
Analysis: The offensive contributions were a total team effort, as Brent Burns was one of eight Sharks skaters to finish with multi-point games. The two-helper performance ended a three-game scoring drought for Burns, who continues to adapt well to the move back to the blue line. He ranks in a three-way tie for second place in defenseman scoring with 21 points.

11/19/2014

Brent Burns, LW, SJ

Brent Burns

Burns Scores Lone Sharks Goal In Loss

News: Brent Burns tallied the only Sharks goal in Tuesday's loss to the Sabres.
Analysis: Brent Burns now has seven goals on the season, along with 11 assists. He's showing no signs of slowing down. He's a top fantasy defenseman this year.

11/15/2014

Brent Burns, LW, SJ

Brent Burns

Burns Grabs Another Point For Sharks

News: Brent Burns added an assist and four shots in Thursday's win over the Lightning.
Analysis: Brent Burns has four points in his last four games, sits with six goals and 11 assists for 17 points (13th in the NHL), and has taken 58 shots (13th in the NHL). Burns is becoming an elite fantasy defenseman.

11/9/2014

Brent Burns, LW, SJ

Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns Scores Twice In WIn

News: Brent Burns picked up his fifth and sixth goals of the season in Saturday's win over Dallas.
Analysis: Brent Burns is now second among all NHL defensemen with 15 points in 15 games. The 29-year-old hasn't missed a beat since being moved back to the blueline, averaging 23:01 of ice time and firing 49 shots on goal. With the offense up front, there is no reason Burns can't keep producing at a consistent level. What a stud.

10/29/2014

Brent Burns, LW, SJ Burns Has Goals In Three Straight For Sharks

Brent Burns

Burns Has Goals In Three Straight For Sharks

News: Brent Burns had a goal, five shots, four penalty minutes, and 22:44 in ice time Tuesday, as the Sharks beat the Avalanche in a shootout.
Analysis: That's goals in three straight for Brent Burns and points in five straight. He's only fallen under 20 minutes of ice time once, has racked up 18 penalty minutes, taken 36 shots (tenth best in the NHL), and leads all defensemen in points with four goals and eight assists. It's good to be a Burns owner.

10/25/2014

Brent Burns, LW, SJ

Brent Burns

Sharks' Burns Scores Lone Goal In Loss

News: Brent Burns potted his second goal of the season in Saturday afternoon's 2-1 home loss to the Sabres. It was an unassisted tally.
Analysis: Brent Burns finally got the Sharks on the board in the third period against the lowly Sabres, but it wasn't enough as Buffalo needed just 15 shots on goal to upset San Jose in the matinee. The defenseman now has a scorching hot nine points in nine games this season -- which is phenomenal -- but he's not likely to sustain this pace long term from the back end. Enjoy the ride while it lasts and don't be afraid to entertain trade offers if the opportunity arises -- you might be able to fetch yourself a solid return.