Brent Burns Scouting Reports

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Most Recent Report Summary

Talent Type: Professional
Position scouted: Left Defense
Age when scouted: 38
Projection: First Pair
Trending: Under NHL Contract
Birthday: Mar. 9, 1985
Height: 6' 5 | 196 cm
Weight: 229 lbs | 104 kg
Drafted: 20 overall, 2003 round 1 (Logo of the Minnesota Wild MIN)


Report #1

Oct. 24, 2023 (Updated Oct. 26, 2023)
Contract: $64,000,000 over 8 years (Cap hit: $8,000,000)
Position scouted: Left Defense
Age when scouted: 38
Projection: First Pair
Trending: Under NHL Contract
Veteran defender who continues to contribute at a high level.
Deployed in all situations. In (22/23) he averaged the most amount of ice time of any Hurricane defenceman (23:12).
To start the season, he continues to lead the group - averaging 22:05 TOI - 15:29 ES - 3:45 PP - 2:51 PK
Never shy to join the rush offensively. Adds an extra layer, almost like a fourth forward. Rockets pucks on net from range.
His pace has fallen off marginally, but his elite hockey IQ / read and react game provides results in all three zones. Battles. Leans on opponents. Competes. Cares. Remains a top pairing 'D' on a contending team.
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2023-24Carolina HurricanesNHL821033431920
2022-23Carolina HurricanesNHL821843611944
2021-22San Jose SharksNHL82104454-1542
  • Compete/Consistency: 90
  • Defensive Zone Starts: 90
  • Hockey IQ: 92
  • Offensive Zone Starts: 90
  • Penalty Kill: 90
  • Power Play: 95
  • Physicality: 90
  • Puck Moving/Passing: 85
  • Shot: 94
  • Skating: 78
  • 20%: Compete/Consistency, Hockey IQ, Skating
  • 12%: Puck Moving/Passing
  • 8%: Shot
  • 4%: Defensive Zone Starts, Offensive Zone Starts, Penalty Kill, Power Play, Physicality