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Justin Braun
Justin Braun
Defenseman  - SJS
Number: 61
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Right
Born: Feb 10, 1987  (Age 27)
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Drafted: SJS / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (201st overall)
2011-12: 4th amongst team defensemen in shots (113)…His assist on March 26 vs. Colorado matched his season output in points and assists from his rookie season…Assisted on Havlat’s GW goal March 17 vs. Detroit…Posted a goal and an assist on Feb. 10 vs. Chicago…Posted his first NHL fighting major on Jan. 31 vs. Columbus…Scored his first goal of the season on Dec. 11 at Chicago…Recorded an assist and was a +2 vs. Dallas on Dec. 8…Recalled from Worcester on Dec. 6…Assigned to Worcester (AHL) on Nov. 29…Registered first point of the season with an assist vs. Minnesota on Nov. 10…Recalled from Worcester on Oct. 22 and appeared in the game that night at Boston…Had one assist and a +2 plus/minus rating in three games with Worcester this season...Playoffs: Appeared in all five games...World Ch.: Represented USA for the first time and appeared in eight games, making it to the quarterfinal.

CAREER 2010-11: Scored a power play goal on March 8 vs. Nashville…Recalled from Worcester on Feb. 19…Reassigned to Worcester on Jan. 18…Recalled from Worcester on Jan. 11…Reassigned to Worcester on Dec. 29...Scored his first NHL goal, on the power play, on Dec. 2 at Ottawa (Pascal Leclaire)…Posted his first two career points, both assists, in logging 22:48 of ice time in his second game at Edmonton on Nov. 27…Made his NHL debut on Nov. 26 at Vancouver…Recalled from Worcester on Nov. 24...Playoffs: Made NHL playoff debut on April 16 at Los Angeles.

2009-10: AHL: Registered three assists in his first professional game on April 7 at Hartford...Signed an entry-level contract with the Sharks on March 24…Playoffs: Posted three assists...NCAA: Earned the following distinctions: USCHO First Team All-American, Reebok All-America Second Team, 2010 Hockey East Old Time Hockey Defensive Defenseman (given to the top defenseman in the conference), First Team All-League Defenseman and named to the New England Hockey Writer’s All-Star Team…Named Hockey East Player of the Week and Inside College Hockey NCAA Player of the Week from March 1-7…Named one of the team captains…Finished third on the team in points and second in assists…Finished second in defenseman scoring in Hockey East and sixth in the nation…Appeared in a UMass record 150 games and set career highs in goals, assists and points in his senior season.

2008-09: Finished fifth on the team in points, assists and shots….Finished third on the team in PIM and T-6th in goals.

2007-08: T-8th among Hockey East defensemen and second amongst team defensemen in points...Fifth on team in assists and second among team defensemen in goals.

2006-07: Tied for second among all Hockey East freshmen defensemen in points...T-15th among all HE defensemen and tied for 11th among all HE freshmen in points...Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team.

2005-06: Third among team defensemen in points...T-4th on team in PIM.

2004-05: Posted 10 shots in 10 games.

PERSONAL: “Wounded Giraffe”, “McBrutal”, and “McIcing” lists these favorites: Steak (food); Ping pong (sport besides hockey); First NHL goal against Ottawa (hockey moment); Nashville (NHL road city); Slap Shot (hockey movie); Family Guy (TV show); Patrick Swayze (actor); Tiga (musician); Refuses to eat blue cheese…Would be a bartender if he wasn’t playing in the NHL…If he could have dinner with anyone in history it would be Ronald Reagan…His hockey idol is Nicklas Lidstrom…Biggest influence on his hockey career were his college coaches at the University of Massachusetts…Piece of equipment he gives the most attention to are his sticks…Thinks Joe Thornton is the most exciting player to watch in the NHL…Thinks Patrick Marleau is the fastest skater in the NHL…Thinks Tim Jackman is the hardest hitter in the NHL (“he lit me up”)…Thinks Martin Havlat is the best dressed teammate…Thinks Dan Boyle is the best San Jose Sharks player under pressure…Thinks Andrew Desjardins has the best car on the team (“Nothing beats a ’94 Ford Bronco”).

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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

STATS

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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