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Brent Burns Acquired From Wild

Setoguchi, Coyle And First Round Pick Go To Minnesota

Friday, 06.24.2011 / 10:32 PM / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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Brent Burns Acquired From Wild
The following is the press release announcing the acquisition of Brent Burns from Minnesota.

San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Brent Burns and a second round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Devin Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle and a first round selection (28th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Burns, 26, was named to the Western Conference All-Star Team in 2010-11, appearing in 80 games and posting 46 points (17 goals and 29 assists), which tied for 14th most amongst all NHL defensemen. Also amongst League defensemen, his 17 goals ranked third and his eight power play goals were tied for third. He set career highs in points, goals, assists, penalty minutes (98) and shots (170) in 2010-11. Playing in every situation, he averaged 2:42 seconds of penalty kill time per game to go along with his 3:03 seconds of power play time per game.

The seven-year NHL veteran, all of which have come with Minnesota, has posted 183 career points (55 goals and 128 assists) in 453 games played. He has appeared in 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games, posting three points (all assists).

“Brent is an elite first-pairing defenseman that is just coming into his prime,” Wilson said. “We feel that he gives our blueline tremendous depth and versatility and will augment our existing core. He combines a dangerous offensive prowess with an abrasive presence in the defensive zone.”

Burns has made multiple appearances with the Canadian National Team including two World Championships (2010, 2008) and one World Jr. Championship (2003-04).

He was originally selected by Minnesota in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Burns played for the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League during the 2004-05 season under Sharks Head Coach Todd McLellan and Assistant Coach Matt Shaw. That season, Burns posted 27 points (11 goals and 16 assists) in 73 games played.

“Matt and I have a great familiarity with Brent from our time spent together in Houston,” McLellan said. “His ability to combine his elite offensive abilities with his size and defensive awareness makes him one of the top defenseman in this League and he will be for years to come.”

Setoguchi has played in 267 NHL games, all with San Jose, compiling 159 points (84 goals, 75 assists).

Coyle just finished his freshman season with Boston University, posting 26 points (seven goals, 19 assists) in 37 games.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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