Justin Braun (ice hockey)

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Justin Braun
Justin Braun 2011.jpg
Born (1987-02-10) February 10, 1987 (age 30)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 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, and grew up nearby in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

Justin Braun played high school hockey for White Bear Lake high school, and led his team to the Minnesota state tournament his sophomore year in 2003 and his senior year in 2005. After high school hockey, he played briefly in the United States Hockey League for the Green Bay Gamblers, then played college hockey for the University of Massachusetts-Amherst for four years. He was drafted by the San Jose Sharks 201st overall in the 7th round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

In the 2010–11 season, Braun made his NHL debut November 26, 2010 against the Vancouver Canucks.[3] 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.[4]

Personal[edit]

He is married to Jessica Lysiak, a private chef, who is the daughter of former NHL All-star Tom Lysiak.[5] They welcomed their daughter Madison on January 13, 2016.[6] He has two brothers, Eric and Bryan.

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
2014–15 San Jose Sharks NHL 70 1 22 23 48
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 80 4 19 23 36 24 2 5 7 6
2016–17 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 4 9 13 28 6 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 448 17 88 105 163 54 3 8 11 28

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
College
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2006–07 [7]
All-Hockey East Second Team 2008–09 [8]
All-Hockey East First Team 2009–10 [9]
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2009–10 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Coast Braun". MN Hockey Hub Coaches. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Former Bear chases Stanley Cup for Sharks". White Bear Press. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Canucks beat Sharks". Vancouver Canucks. 2010-11-26. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Sharks Win Home Opener against the Canucks". San Jose Sharks. 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  5. ^ "Blow to 1980's Blackhawk legend's battle with cancer". The Third Man In. 2013-09-10. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  6. ^ "Introducing Madison Braun". Instagram. 2016-01-13. Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  7. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  8. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  9. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  10. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 

External links[edit]

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