Justin Braun (ice hockey)

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Justin Braun
Born (1987-02-10) February 10, 1987 (age 27)
Saint Paul, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team San Jose Sharks
National team  United States
NHL Draft 201st overall, 2007
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2009–present

Justin Timothy Braun (born February 10, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey player. He currently plays for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. Braun was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, but grew up in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota.

Playing career[edit]

He was drafted by the Sharks 201st overall in the 7th round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He played four seasons at University of Massachusetts Amherst for the UMass Minutemen. He made his NHL debut November 26, 2010 against the Vancouver Canucks.[1] His first point came the next night in a game against the Edmonton Oilers. His first NHL goal was in his fourth game, on December 2, 2010 against Pascal Leclaire of the Ottawa Senators. On October 4, 2013 against the Canucks, Braun scored his first goal since February 21, 2012, an 85-game stretch without a goal.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 10 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 59 2 11 13 69 3 0 0 0 2
2006–07 UMass Minutemen HE 39 4 10 14 20
2007–08 UMass Minutemen HE 36 4 16 20 20
2008–09 UMass Minutemen HE 39 7 16 23 50
2009–10 UMass Minutemen HE 36 8 23 31 30
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 3 0 3 3 0 11 0 3 3 4
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 34 5 18 23 8
2010–11 San Jose Sharks NHL 28 2 9 11 2 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 6 0 3 3 0
2011–12 San Jose Sharks NHL 66 2 9 11 23 5 0 0 0 15
2012–13 Tappara SM-l 6 0 3 3 2
2012–13 San Jose Sharks NHL 41 0 7 7 6 11 0 1 1 0
2013–14 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 4 13 17 20 7 1 1 2 7
NHL totals 217 8 38 46 51 24 1 2 3 22

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 United States WC 7th 8 0 0 0 2
Senior totals 8 0 0 0 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2006–07 [3]
All-Hockey East Second Team 2008–09 [4]
All-Hockey East First Team 2009–10 [5]
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2009–10 [6]

Personal life[edit]

He is currently engaged to Jessica Lysiak, a private chef, who is also the daughter of ice hockey player Tom Lysiak.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canucks beat Sharks". Vancouver Canucks. 2010-11-26. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  2. ^ "Sharks Win Home Opener against the Canucks". San Jose Sharks. 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  3. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  4. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  5. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  6. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  7. ^ "Blow to 1980’s Blackhawk legend’s battle with cancer". The Third Man In. 2013-09-10. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Louis Liotti
Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman
2009–10
Succeeded by
Brian Dumoulin