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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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2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
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5 SJS 33 18 11 4 94 85 40
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J. Thornton 33 8 20 3 28
J. Pavelski 33 15 12 4 27
P. Marleau 33 7 20 -2 27
B. Burns 33 9 16 -1 25
T. Wingels 33 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 33 7 7 -2 14
J. Braun 33 1 11 7 12
J. Sheppard 27 4 6 0 10
M. Nieto 26 3 6 0 9
 
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