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Justin Timothy Braun (born February 10, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Braun was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and grew up nearby in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.[1][2] He previously played for the San Jose Sharks.

Justin Braun
Justin Braun 2011.jpg
Braun with the Sharks in 2011
Born (1987-02-10) February 10, 1987 (age 32)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Philadelphia Flyers
San Jose Sharks
National team  United States
NHL Draft 201st overall, 2007
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2009–present

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Playing careerEdit

Justin Braun played high school hockey for White Bear Lake high school, and led his team to the Minnesota state tournament his second year in 2003 and his senior year in 2005. After high school hockey, he played briefly in the United States Hockey League for the Green Bay Gamblers, then played college hockey for the University of Massachusetts-Amherst for four years. He was drafted by the San Jose Sharks 201st overall in the 7th round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

In the 2010–11 season, Braun made his NHL debut November 26, 2010 against the Vancouver Canucks.[3] His first point came the next night in a game against the Edmonton Oilers. His first NHL goal was in his fourth game, on December 2, 2010 against Pascal Leclaire of the Ottawa Senators. On October 4, 2013 against the Canucks, Braun scored his first goal since February 21, 2012, an 85-game stretch without a goal.[4]

After completing his ninth season with San Jose in the 2018–19 season, on June 18, 2019, Braun was traded by the Sharks to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a 2019 second round draft pick and 2020 third-round selection.[5]

PersonalEdit

He is married to Jessica Lysiak, a private chef, who is the daughter of former NHL All-star Tom Lysiak.[6] They had a daughter together in January 2016.[7] He has two brothers, Eric and Bryan.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 10 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 59 2 11 13 69 3 0 0 0 2
2006–07 UMass Minutemen HE 39 4 10 14 20
2007–08 UMass Minutemen HE 36 4 16 20 20
2008–09 UMass Minutemen HE 39 7 16 23 50
2009–10 UMass Minutemen HE 36 8 23 31 30
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 3 0 3 3 0 11 0 3 3 4
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 34 5 18 23 8
2010–11 San Jose Sharks NHL 28 2 9 11 2 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 6 0 3 3 0
2011–12 San Jose Sharks NHL 66 2 9 11 23 5 0 0 0 15
2012–13 Tappara SM-l 6 0 3 3 2
2012–13 San Jose Sharks NHL 41 0 7 7 6 11 0 1 1 0
2013–14 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 4 13 17 20 7 1 1 2 7
2014–15 San Jose Sharks NHL 70 1 22 23 48
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 80 4 19 23 36 24 2 5 7 6
2016–17 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 4 9 13 28 6 0 1 1 0
2017–18 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 5 28 33 28 10 0 1 1 4
2018–19 San Jose Sharks NHL 78 2 14 16 35 20 0 1 1 8
NHL totals 607 24 130 154 226 84 3 10 13 40

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 United States WC 7th 8 0 0 0 2
Senior totals 8 0 0 0 2

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "West Coast Braun". MN Hockey Hub Coaches. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "Former Bear chases Stanley Cup for Sharks". White Bear Press. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  3. ^ "Canucks beat Sharks". Vancouver Canucks. November 26, 2010. Retrieved November 26, 2010.
  4. ^ "Sharks Win Home Opener against the Canucks". San Jose Sharks. October 4, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Flyers acquire D Justin Braun from San Jose". Philadelphia Flyers. June 18, 2019. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "Blow to 1980's Blackhawk legend's battle with cancer". The Third Man In. September 10, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  7. ^ "Introducing Madison Braun". Instagram. January 13, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  8. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
  9. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
  10. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
  11. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Louis Liotti
Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman
2009–10
Succeeded by
Brian Dumoulin