Brent Burns Signs An 8-year Extension
Brent Burns and his manly-like beard are staying put in the Bay area.
The star defenseman agreed to an eight-year, $64-million extension with the San Jose Sharks. Burns will make $10 million in the first four years of his extension, then $7.5 million in the fifth year of his extension, $6.5 million in the sixth year, and $5 million in the final two years of the contract. Although, he’ll be 40 before the contract expires, his annual income will be safeguarded by signing bonuses. However, he will not have the benefit of the no-trade clause as Burns will have to settle for a limited no-trade condition in his newly signed extension.
Considered to be one of the most dynamic players in the National Hockey League, the 31-year old, who is in his sixth season with the Sharks, has seven goals and nine assists for 16 points in over 19 games this season. He came off a career season where he scored 27 goals, 75 points, earning his first Norris Trophy nomination and helped the Sharks to their first ever appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Burns, who is in the last year of a five-year, $28.8-million deal, was selected by the Minnesota Wild as the 20th selection in the first round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. The Barrie, Ont., native also has 148 goals, 291 assists for 439 career points in 816 career games with the Wild and the Sharks.