Sharks sign D Brent Burns to five-year extension

August 1, 2011, 3:10 pm
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The San Jose Sharks have signed veteran defenseman Brent Burns to a five-year extension, the team announced Monday.

Terms and conditions of the deal have not been announced but Comcast SportsNet has learned from a source with knowledge of the contract that the deal is for five years and 28.8 million.

The figure represents a straight 5.76 million per year, no bonus, no escalation clauses and no up front money.

RATTO: Burns deal not about money, it's about grit
Burns, acquired in a trade with Minnesota for Devin Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle and a first-round pick on June 24, posted 46 points in 80 games in 2010-11 and made the Western Conference All-Star team.We are thrilled that Brent has stepped forward and made long-term commitment to the San Jose Sharks, his new teammates and our fans, Sharks executive vice president and general manager Doug Wilson said.
When we acquired Brent, it was our intention to make sure that he remained an important piece of our organization moving forward and we are very pleased that we have been able to do that. As an elite-level defenseman who is just entering his prime, we are looking forward to meshing Brents skills with our existing core group.In seven NHL seasons, all with the Wild, the 26-year-old Burns has posted 183 career points and appeared in 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games.