|Assets:||Has very good size (6-2, 205 pounds) for the blueline position, as well as solid all-round acumen. Shoots the puck well from the point. Can log a lot of minutes.|
|Flaws:||Needs to learn how to best utilize his 6-2 frame on a consistent basis, since he isn't quite physical enough. Does not shoot the puck nearly enough for someone with a big shot.|
|Career Potential:||Big, solid and unspectacular blueliner.|
|HE||Best Defensive Defenseman||2009-10|
|HE||First All-Star Team||2009-10|
|NCAA||East Second All-American Team||2009-10|
|HE||Second All-Star Team||2008-09|
|12/01/2015||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|11/28/2015||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|11/25/2015||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/11/2015||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|2/17/2015||Missed 11 games (upper body injury).|
|1/20/2015||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|9/17/2014||Signed by the San Jose Sharks to a five-year contract extension.|
|11/23/2012||Signed with Tappara Tampere (Finland).|
|6/26/2012||Re-signed by the San Jose Sharks to a three-year contract.|
|12/06/2011||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|11/29/2011||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|10/22/2011||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|10/03/2011||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|2/19/2011||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|1/18/2011||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|1/11/2011||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|12/29/2010||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|11/24/2010||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|9/26/2010||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|3/25/2010||Signed by the San Jose Sharks to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|6/23/2007||Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 7th round (201st overall) in 2007.|
| 01/10/2016 8:33 PM
NewsBraun had a huge night, posting three assists, a plus-5 rating and five shots in a 7-0 rout of the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
| 12/15/2015 10:59 PM
NewsBraun dished out two helpers in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Canadiens.
| 12/10/2015 2:08 AM
NewsBraun recorded a goal and an assist Wednesday against the Oilers.
| 12/02/2015 1:31 PM
NewsBraun (elbow) made his return to the lineup for Monday's 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh, recording two penalty minutes and three shots on goal in 18:53 of ice time.
| 11/30/2015 3:33 PM
NewsBraun (elbow) will be out for Tuesday's contest against the Penguins, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
| 11/30/2015 2:15 PM
NewsBraun (elbow) practiced Monday and is eligible to be activated off injured reserve for Tuesday's game with Pittsburgh, Curtis Pashelka of the Bay Area News Group reports.
| 11/28/2015 3:39 PM
NewsBraun (elbow) has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to this past Monday, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
| 11/27/2015 5:07 PM
NewsBraun underwent a procedure on his left elbow after his cut in his left elbow got infected, and he hopes to begin skating again in a few days, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
| 11/25/2015 3:42 PM
NewsBraun is considered day-to-day with an upper body injury, and will not play Wednesday, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
| 11/11/2015 3:05 PM
NewsBraun had an assist, two penalty minutes and a shot in Tuesday's loss.
| 10/18/2015 12:22 AM
NewsBraun picked up two assists in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Islanders.
J. Braun should be fine after blocking shot | 04/24/2014 9:56 AM
NewsJustin Braun blocked a hard shot during Tuesday's game, but he should be fine for Game 4 on Thursday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactBraun has a goal and a team-leading plus-six rating in three playoff games. He's been playing alongside Brad Stuart.
Justin Braun gets the winner on Sunday | 04/21/2014 9:27 AM
NewsJustin Braun scored the winner and was plus-three on Sunday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactBraun's goal put the Sharks up 3-2 and gave them a lead that they never relinquished. The Sharks have outscored the Kings 13-5 in the first two games of the series but are expecting a much different Los Angeles team for Game 3. "We've had a couple of great nights offensively, but more games like this . . . uhh, no," Braun said. "We obviously can't be disappointed with the goals we've scored, but they're a good team and the games aren't all going to be like this." Game 3 goes on Tuesday at the Staples Center.
Justin Braun emerging as top NHL defenseman | 02/08/2014 11:13 AM
NewsJustin Braun leads Sharks defensemen with a plus-minus of plus-16 and is second behind Dan Boyle with 21 minutes, 23 seconds of ice time per game.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactBraun's offensive numbers remain modest, with three goals and 11 assists in 58 games this season. But his improved skating ability has allowed him to join the rush more often and still be aware of his responsibilities on the defensive end, where he usually matches up with the opposing team's top line. Braun, who turns 27 on Monday, wasn't invited to the Americans' Olympic orientation camp last summer and never really seemed to catch the full attention of those who chose the team, which features some of the best defensemen in the NHL. But he is quietly having the best season of his NHL career, which began with the Sharks in November, 2010. "He's an elite skater, but he's brought it to another level this year," Sharks assistant coach Jim Johnson said. "He spent time this summer working on it, and you can see that the effort he's put in over the course of the last year has really benefited him. He's been a real bright spot for us on the back end."
Justin Braun scores third goal of season | 12/07/2013 9:50 AM
NewsJustin Braun scored his third goal of the season on Friday.
ImpactBraun's goal tied the game at three apiece late in the third before the Hurricanes scored twice to ice it. Braun has nine points and is first in the NHL in plus/minus with a plus-19 this season. He is worth putting in your lineup if you play the plus/minus category.
Justin Braun ends 85-game goalless drought | 10/05/2013 12:00 PM
NewsJustin Braun's goal Thursday night was his first with the San Jose Sharks since Feb. 10, 2012.
San Jose Mercury News
Impact"It was good to get that out of the way early. I didn't want to go another 20, 30, 40 games to get that off my back," said Braun, who dealt with a broken bone in his hand last season. "It's nice to get that, and help the team win." Of course, offense isn't the primary reason why Braun is in the NHL, or why he's been able to cement his position in one of the Sharks' top two pairs on the blue line. Partnered with the steady Marc-Edouard Vlasic for much of the second half of last season, that tandem was routinely seeing the best opposing forwards down the stretch and into the postseason.
Justin Braun to need surgery on his hand | 05/31/2013 7:16 AM
NewsJustin Braun will need surgery to repair a hand injury suffered in Finland.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactBraun was injured during the lockout in December as he broke the hamate bone in his left hand that kept him out of action for five weeks, but managed to play in the Sharks' first game January 20. "The start of the year it was a little tough getting used to, I wore a pad on my hand. The last couple months, it wasn't a problem," Braun said. "The training staff did a good job keeping that in check. I'll have to go in and get some surgery next week. It's just minor. It will be quick. Then I'll get back to work." He should be fine for the start of training camp in September.
Justin Braun is fine, should play in Game 7 | 05/28/2013 3:46 PM
NewsJustin Braun is good to go after missing a large part of Game 6 and should be in the lineup Tuesday night.
Kevin Kurz on Twitter
ImpactBraun left during the first period and missed a decent portion of the game with what's believed to be a back injury. It sounds like the time off helped him heal and he should be good to go for Game 7.
Braun bounces back after hard hit | 05/27/2013 4:26 PM
NewsJustin Braun missed a good chunk of Game 6 with a suspected back injury.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactBraun absorbed a hit from Los Angeles' Jordan Nolan roughly four minutes into Sunday's game. "Sore moving the leg right away," Braun said. "They loosened it up in the back, and got ready. . Just kind of one of those freak things. It happens, I guess. It's never happened to me. It's fine now." He missed the remainder of the first period, but ended up logging 13:51 minutes in the contest.
Justin Braun forced back to press box Friday | 02/17/2013 10:03 AM
NewsSharks defenseman Justin Braun found himself watching Friday's loss to the Blackhawks from the press box.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactThe return of Brent Burns has made it increasingly difficult for Braun to find a spot in the lineup so he's not worth rostering at this time.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsJustin Braun returned to action on Friday January 18.
Justin Braun participates in a full practice | 01/15/2013 11:15 AM
NewsJustin Braun (hand) took part in a full practice on Monday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactBraun suffered a hairline fracture in his hand while playing with Tappaara of the SM-liiga. The Sharks are not sure that he will be ready for the opener on Sunday but his participation in practice is a good sign. He is not exactly an offensive dynamo with only 11 points last season in 66 games so we suggest passing on him in your drafts.
|Goals||1||at Edm||Dec 9||1|
|Assists||3||vs. Tor||Jan 9||2|
|Points||3||vs. Tor||Jan 9||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||11 times-last:at StL||last:Feb 4||14|
|Plus/Minus||5||vs. Tor||Jan 9||4|
|Power Play Goals||0||48 times-last:at StL||last:Feb 4||0|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. TB||Dec 5||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||48 times-last:at StL||last:Feb 4||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||48 times-last:at StL||last:Feb 4||0|
|Shots||6||at Tor||Dec 17||4|
|Penalty Minutes||48||2014-15 (SJ)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2010-11 (SJ)|
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