Brent Burns has always been the pride of Barrie’s hockey and beard community but after last nights win vs Winnipeg he sits at 50 points in 48 games. More impressive is that he’s got 21 goals on the season which makes him an elite scoring defenseman. Statistically Burns, or ‘Burnzie’ is on pace to score 35 goals by end of season which would put him in some pretty select company. Paul Coffey in 1986 was the last defenseman to score that many goals. In fact only 3 d-men in history have had over 35+ goals, Bobby Orr, Paul Coffey and Doug Wilson (who happens to be Burns’ GM in San Jose).
It’s gotta be the beard, right?
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