Sharks defenseman Brent Burns was named on Friday as the NHL’s third star of the month of March.
According to the NHL:
Burns shared second place in the NHL in both assists (13) and points (19) in 16 games to guide the Sharks (43-29-6, 92 points) to a 9-7-0 March and their 11th playoff berth in the last 12 seasons. He collected at least one point in 12 of his 16 contests, including seven multi-point performances (as well as three straight to close the month). In doing so, the 31-year-old Barrie, Ont., native set career highs and single-season franchise records for goals (27), assists (46) and points (73) by a defenseman. Overall, Burns paces NHL blueliners in goals while ranking second in both assists and points in 78 games this season.
Pittsburgh forward Sidney Crosby was the first star, while Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk was the second star.
Earlier this month, Burns was named as the league’s third star of the week for the week ending March 6.