5:49 AM EDT, Thu July 02, 2015
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DeBoer, Wilson see Paul Martin as partner for Brent Burns

Veteran could be a stabilizing presence alongside the Sharks' wild card on defense. During the Sharks' official announcement that they've signed defenseman Paul Martin to a 4-year, $19.4 million contract both head coach Peter DeBoer and general manager Doug Wilson mentioned the 34-year-old defense-oriented blueliner could be a perfect fit as offensive wild card Brent Burns' partner. DeBoer, an assistant coach on the gold medal-winning Canadian World Championship team, compared Martin to Vancouver blueliner Dan Hamhuis whom Burns skated alongside of on that squad en route to winning the...
Fear The Fin Jun 25, 2015

Thursday Sharks Links: Brent Burns wins NHL Foundation Player Award

Plus Couture and Marleau garner Lady Byng consideration, Gary Bettman sets league expansion in motion and the goalie trade market is expected to heat up. Brent Burns won the NHL Foundation Player Award at last night's NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, taking home $25,000 he's chosen to donate evenly between military family charities Defending The Blue Line and Folds of Honor. [NHL.com] Burns also picked up one fourth-place vote for the Norris Trophy, which was awarded to Senators blueliner Erik Karlsson. [Puck Daddy] Logan Couture finished 8th and Patrick Marleau finished 18th in...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 24, 2015

Sharks defenseman Brent Burns wins NHL Foundation Award

San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns won the NHL Foundation Award, given to the player 'who applies the core values of hockey-commitment, perseverance and teamwork-to enrich the lives of people in his community.'

2015 NHL Foundation Award results: Brent Burns wins; Mark Giordano a runner up

While Giordano's charitable contributions weren't enough to get him the NHL Foundation Award, that's not what's important. What's important is that he's doing them to begin with. By description, the NHL Foundation Award goes to the player "who applies the core values of hockey - commitment, perseverance and teamwork - to enrich the lives of people in his community". By knowledge, we all know finalists Mark Giordano, Brent Burns, and Henrik Lundqvist were all equally deserving. There can only be one winner, though, and it was Burns, not Giordano. Though Giordano does make significant...

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