San Jose Sharks
San Jose Sharks
Adam Burish
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 01/06/1983
AGE: 31
DRAFTED: CHI: 2002-282 overall
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2006) Missed majority of 2009-10 due to knee injury in pre-season at Minnesota, September 20, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 1, 2012. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to recurring back injury and hand injury vs. Edmonton, March 25, 2014.
2011-2012: Appeared in 65 games, posting 19 points (6-13-19), 76 PIM, and a +6 ranking...Set a new career high in assists (13) and points (19)...Finished first on the team with a 55.8% in the faceoff circle, third on the team in PIM (76) and sixth on the team in plus/minus rating (+6)...Averaged 1:26 shorthanded ice time per game.

CAREER 2010-2011: Posted new career-highs in goals (8), assists (6) and points (14)...Ranked second on the team with 91 PIM...Recorded his only multi-point game of the season at EDM on Jan. 20 (1-1-2)...Dallas was 38-18-7 when he was in the lineup in 2010-11...Missed 19 games due to injury...Skated in his 200th career NHL game vs. SJS on Dec. 16.

2009-2010: Missed the first 65 games of the regular season due to injury...Finished the season with 4 points (1-3-4), 14 PIM, and a +2 rating in 13 games...Scored career-high two assists in one game on Apr. 6 at Dallas...Playoffs: Won Stanley Cup with Chicago...Appeared in 15 games, posting 9 hits, 6 blocked shots, and 15 shots on net.

2008-2009: Played in 66 games...Posted 9 points (6-3-9), 93 PIM, and a +3 rating...Ranked second on the team with 93 PIM...Logged 1:53 of shorthanded time per game...Skated in his 100th career NHL game on Oct. 31...Playoffs: Played in 17 games, posting 5 points (3-2-5), 30 PIM, 35 hits, and a +3 rating...Netted the Western Conference Quarterfinals series-clinching goal, his first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff point vs. Calgary on Apr. 27...Averaged 2:25 shorthanded time per game, third amongst Chicago forwards.

2007-2008: Played 81 games in his first full NHL season...Posted 8 points (4-4-8) and 214 PIM...Scored his first NHL assist on Dec. 12 vs. Los Angeles...Scored his first NHL goal Jan. 22 at San Jose...Ranked third in the NHL and first on Chicago with 214 PIM... Became the first Blackhawks player since Bob Probert in 1998-99 to rack up more than 200 penalty minutes in a single season...Averaged 2:50 shorthanded time per game, second amongst Chicago forwards.

2006-2007: Appeared in nine games with Chicago during his first NHL season, notching 2 PIM...Made his NHL debut on Oct. 16 at St. Louis...Posted 21 points (11-10-21) in 64 games with the Norfolk Admirals (AHL)...Tallied his first professional point with an overtime goal against Manchester (AHL) on Nov. 12.

2005-2006: Captained the University of Wisconsin to the NCAA Championship during his senior year... Posted an assist on both goals in the NCAA championship game... Won the team’s National W Club Community Service Award and was a Community All-American...Ranked third on the Badgers with 24 assists and 33 points.

PERSONAL: “Bur” lists these favorites: Steak (food); golf (sport besides hockey); Jeremy Roenick (hockey idol); Vancouver (road city); Musical talent (quality admires in others); Montreal Canadiens (non-Sharks jersey); Goon (hockey movie); American Idol (TV show); Jason Aldean (musician)…Wished that he had “The Legend” as a nickname…Has a hidden talent of playing both the guitar and drums…Would be a country music star if he was not playing hockey…Biggest influence on his hockey career was his parents…Favorite hockey moment was winning the Stanley Cup in 2010 with the Chicago Blackhawks…Most exciting player to watch in the NHL is Patrick Kane…Fastest skater in the NHL is Patrick Marleau…If he could add one rule it would be the ability to check the goalie…Best teammate he’s ever had in his career was Martin LaPointe in Chicago…Smartest guy on the Sharks is Jason Demers…Worst dressed teammate is Antti Niemi…Joe Pavelski is the best teammate under pressure…His hometown of Madison, WI is the same as Joe Pavelski…He also went to the University of Wisconsin with Joe Pavelski where they won a National Championship in 2006.