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Justin Braun
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Born February 10, 1987 (1987-02-10) (age 32)
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team San Jose Sharks
National team Flag of the United States.svg United States
NHL Draft 201st overall, 2007
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2009–present

Justin Braun (born Justin Timothy Braun on February 10, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Justin was drafted by the Sharks 201st overall in the 7th round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

He played four seasons at University of Massachusetts Amherst for the UMass Minutemen.

On November 26, 2010, Justin made his NHL debut against the Vancouver Canucks. The next night, he earned his first point in a game against the Edmonton Oilers.

On December 2, 2010 (in his fourth game), he scored his first NHL goal against Pascal Leclaire of the Ottawa Senators.

On October 4, 2013 (in a game against the Vancouver Canucks), Justin scored his first goal since February 21, 2012 making it an 85-game stretch without scoring a goal.

Career StatisticsEdit

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
NHL totals 135 4 25 29 31 17 0 1 1 15
NCAA totals 150 23 65 88 120

International StatisticsEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2012 United States WC 8 0 0 0 2
International totals 8 0 0 0 2

Awards & AchievementsEdit

  • All-Hockey East Rookie Team (2006–07)
  • All-Hockey East Second Team (2008–09)
  • All-Hockey East First Team (2009–10)
  • 2009–10: NCAA East Second All-American Team

Personal LifeEdit

Justin is currently engaged to Jessica Lysiak (a private chef) who is also the daughter of ice hockey player Tom Lysiak.