|Assets:||Is feisty and capable of producing good point totals at lower levels. Can play both center and wing. Gives it his all every shift, which adds to his overall value.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have prototypical National Hockey League size (6-0, 195 pounds), especially for a rambunctious type. Also lacks an extra gear in the skating department.|
|Career Potential:||Depth energy forward.|
|4/11/2016||Assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL).|
|4/09/2016||Recalled from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|9/26/2015||Placed on waivers by the New York Islanders for the purpose of being assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL).|
|7/02/2015||Signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders to a one-year contract.|
|10/23/2014||Signed with the Blues Espoo of the SM-Liiga (Finland).|
|9/28/2014||Released from training camp by the Boston Bruins.|
|9/17/2014||Invited to training camp by the Boston Bruins.|
|4/08/2014||Recalled from the Worcester Sharks (AHL).|
|3/15/2014||Assigned to the Worcester Sharks (AHL).|
|3/14/2014||Recalled from the Worcester Sharks (AHL).|
|2/25/2014||Assigned to the Worcester Sharks (AHL).|
|2/24/2014||Placed on waivers by the San Jose Sharks.|
|12/28/2013||Recalled from the Worcester Sharks (AHL).|
|10/19/2013||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|10/15/2013||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|9/30/2013||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|9/29/2013||Placed on waivers by the San Jose Sharks.|
|7/29/2013||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a one-year two-way contract.|
|5/01/2013||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|3/08/2013||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|3/04/2013||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|1/18/2013||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Placed on waivers by the San Jose Sharks.|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|9/17/2012||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a one-year contract.|
|12/08/2011||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|12/01/2011||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|10/24/2011||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|10/20/2011||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|9/24/2011||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|7/14/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a one-year contract.|
|4/13/2011||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|9/27/2010||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|7/06/2010||Signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to a one-year contract.|
|9/18/2009||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|9/14/2009||Invited to training camp by the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|7/26/2009||Signed by the Rockford IceHogs (AHL).|
|12/14/2007||Signed by the Norfolk Admirals (AHL).|
|10/12/2007||Released by the Manitoba Moose (AHL).|
|9/22/2006||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|9/04/2006||Invited to training camp by the Nashville Predators.|
|7/02/2015||Signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders.|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks.|
|7/14/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Florida Panthers.|
|7/06/2010||Signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes.|
| 04/09/2016 11:02 PM
NewsKearns picked up his first points of the year with a shorthanded assist and added three hits in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Sabres.
| 04/09/2016 4:51 PM
NewsKearns was recalled by the Islanders from AHL Bridgeport on an emergency basis Saturday.
| 07/02/2015 1:45 PM
NewsKearns signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Islanders on Thursday.
Bracken Kearns is good for Game 1 | 04/15/2014 10:50 AM
NewsBracken Kearns (undisclosed) is available for Game 1 of the Sharks' first-round series.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactKearns left Saturday's game due to the ailment. He has three goals and five points in 25 contests this season.
Bracken Kearns leaves game in the second | 04/13/2014 9:42 AM
NewsBracken Kearns suffered an undisclosed injury in the second period Saturday and did not play in the third.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactKearns was recalled earlier in the week from the minors after he had 25 points and 72 penalty minutes in just 45 games. He played in his 25th game this season in the NHL and chipped in with three goals and five points.
San Jose promotes Bracken Kearns | 04/08/2014 1:14 PM
NewsBracken Kearns has been called up by the San Jose Sharks.
ImpactKearns has 25 points and 72 penalty minutes in 45 AHL games this season. He has also participated in 22 contests with San Jose in 2013-14 and has four points over that span.
San Jose has demoted Bracken Kearns | 02/25/2014 4:40 PM
NewsAs expected, Bracken Kearns has been sent to AHL Worcester.
ImpactKearns was demoted after clearing waivers Tuesday afternoon. He has three goals and four points in 22 games with San Jose in 2013-14.
Bracken Kearns goes unclaimed on waivers | 02/25/2014 1:18 PM
NewsBracken Kearns has successfully cleared waivers.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactThe Sharks needed to free up space for the pending returns of Logan Couture and Raffi Torres. With that in mind, Kearns will almost certainly be told to report to AHL Worcester.
Sharks put Bracken Kearns on waivers | 02/24/2014 5:36 PM
NewsBracken Kearns has been placed on waivers by San Jose.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactThe Sharks need to clear up space for the pending returns of injured forwards Logan Couture and Raffi Torres. Kearns, who has three goals and one assist in 22 games with San Jose this campaign, is expected to be sent to the minors if he clears.
Bracken Kearns is on a three-game goal streak | 01/03/2014 10:44 AM
NewsBracken Kearns has found the back of the net in three straight games.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactThat's one way to make your presence felt after being called up. Kearns is a 32-year-old forward that has been great in the AHL, but never established himself in the NHL. We still don't think he'll end up earning a permanent spot with the Sharks despite his recent outburst, although certainly he's been making a strong case for himself.
Bracken Kearns called up from AHL | 12/28/2013 8:05 PM
NewsBracken Kearns has been recalled from the AHL.
ImpactThe 32-year-old has five goals, 18 points and 57 penalty minutes this season with the Worcester Sharks. He has played in seven NHL games in his career, going pointless with ten penalty minutes.
Sharks return Bracken Kearns to minors | 10/19/2013 5:26 PM
NewsBracken Kearns has been returned to AHL Worcester.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactHe received 10:10 of ice time on Thursday in Dallas during his season debut.
Bracken Kearns gets waived by San Jose | 09/29/2013 8:19 PM
NewsThe San Jose Sharks waived winger Bracken Kearns on Sunday.
ImpactHe just signed with San Jose in late-July. He's played five games in his NHL career. It doesn't sound like he'll be much more than a spot starter for San Jose in 2013-14, if that.
San Jose re-signs Bracken Kearns | 07/29/2013 1:29 PM
NewsBracken Kearns has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the San Jose Sharks.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactKearns had 21 goals and 46 points in 66 games with the AHL Worcester Sharks last season. He's an organizational depth player that might get the occasional stint with San Jose, but he won't play nearly enough to warrant owning in even deep fantasy leagues.
Bracken Kearns could crack lineup Tuesday | 05/14/2013 4:56 PM
NewsIt looks like Bracken Kearns will skate on the San Jose Sharks' fourth line in Tuesday's Game 1.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactKearns and Tim Kennedy both took turns skating in the spot normally held by Adam Burish, who is likely out of the entire second-round series with an upper-body injury. Kearns left Tuesday's morning skate well before Kennedy, which is usually a sign that Kearns will be in the lineup at gametime.
Bracken Kearns returns to the minors | 03/08/2013 4:38 PM
NewsBracken Kearns has been sent down to the AHL.
ImpactKearns has 30 points and 63 penalty minutes in 50 AHL contests in 2012-13. He's an organizational depth player and consequentially has no fantasy value.
Sharks bring up Bracken Kearns | 03/04/2013 6:01 PM
NewsBracken Kearns has been summoned from AHL Worcester.
ImpactHe was the leading scorer among the team's active players at the time of his recall with 30 points, including 13 goals, and 63 penalty minutes in 50 games. Kearns played five games with Florida last season, but he hasn't suited for San Jose yet.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsBracken Kearns was called up from the minors on Friday January 18.
|Goals||0||2 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Apr 10|
|Assists||1||vs. Buf||Apr 9|
|Points||1||vs. Buf||Apr 9|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. Phi||Apr 10|
|Plus/Minus||1||vs. Buf||Apr 9|
|Power Play Goals||0||2 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Apr 10|
|Power Play Points||0||2 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Apr 10|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||2 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Apr 10|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. Buf||Apr 9|
|Shots||0||2 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Apr 10|
|Penalty Minutes||10||2011-12 (Fla)|
|Plus/Minus||0||2 times-last: 2012-13 (SJ)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2013-14 (SJ)|
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