NHL: Los Angeles 3, Minnesota 1

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Erik Ersberg came within about two minutes of his first shutout this season Saturday when the Los Angeles Kings recorded a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Russia beats Canada for hockey gold medal

Russia beats Canada for hockey gold medal

QUEBEC CITY, May 18 (UPI) -- Ilya Kovalchuk scored in the third period and overtime, carrying Russia past Canada 5-4 Sunday in the gold medal game of the World Hockey Championship.

NHL: San Jose 4, Minnesota 3 (SO)

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20 (UPI) -- Jeremy Roenick scored the deciding goal in a shootout Wednesday, handing San Jose a 4-3 victory over Minnesota.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Colorado 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 17 (UPI) -- Brent Burns' goal and assist, and Niklas Backstrom's 29 saves Monday paced the Minnesota Wild's 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Florida 2

SUNRISE, Fla., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- A goal and an assist by Brent Burns Friday lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over Florida, the Panthers' eighth loss in 10 games.

NHL: Minnesota 5, Vancouver 4 (SO)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Shootout goals by Brent Burns and Mikko Koivu Thursday gave the Minnesota Wild a 5-4 win over Vancouver.

NHL: Minnesota 2, St. Louis 1 (SO)

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A sixth-round shootout goal by defenseman Brent Burns gave the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues Sunday.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Nashville 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Brian Rolston scored with 1:08 remaining Tuesday, allowing the Minnesota Wild to grab a 3-2 victory from the Nashville Predators.

NHL: Minnesota 5, Anaheim 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Brian Rolston had a goal and two assists for Minnesota, which scored on four power plays in the second period Friday and beat Anaheim 5-2.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Colorado 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Matt Foy had a goal and an assist Sunday night to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Colorado Avalanche, 4-1.

NHL: Minnesota 3, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Eric Belanger had a goal and an assist Saturday night to help the Minnesota Wild beat St. Louis, 3-1.

NHL: Minnesota 2, Edmonton 0

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Niklas Backstrom stopped 21 shots and recorded his second shutout of the young season Wednesday as the Minnesota Wild downed the Edmonton Oilers 2-0.

NHL: Calgary 4, Minnesota 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 29 (UPI) -- Jarome Iginla scored three goals in a game for the fifth time in his career Thursday night to lift the Calgary Flames past the Minnesota Wild, 4-2.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Vancouver 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 14 (UPI) -- Brent Burns scored the game-winning goal with 35.8 seconds remaining in overtime as Minnesota rallied to beat Vancouver, 3-2, Tuesday.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Edmonton 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Pierre-Marc Bouchard notched a goal and an assist Sunday as Minnesota won its fourth game in five outings, 4-1 over Edmonton. Todd White, Brent Burns and Marian Gaborik also scored for the Wild, which took control with two goals in the final 99 seconds of
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Brent Burns
St. Louis Blues Lee Stempniak (12) tries to get the puck away from Minnesota Wild Brent Burns during the first period at the Savvis Center in St. Louis on March 10, 2006. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

William Brent Burns (born March 9, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Burns was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the first round, 20th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Burns spent most of his minor hockey career playing for the Barrie Icemen and Ajax Knights of the OMHA. He spent two years playing in the Metropolitan Toronto Hockey league (MTHL) now called the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) for the North York Canadiens, along with fellow NHL draftees Anthony Stewart and Geoff Platt. Burns then played his OHL career as a right wing with the Brampton Battalion in the 2002-03 season. He led the team in playoff scoring that season with five goals and six assists in 11 games. Burns was runner-up for Most Improved Player in the OHL as voted on by the leagues coaches.

Upon turning professional with the Wild in 2003, Burns was converted to defense by defensively minded coach Jacques Lemaire. Burns played in 36 games with Minnesota in the 2003-04 season, showing flashes of natural ability in rushing from the blueline. After spending the 2004 NHL Lockout in the AHL with the Houston Aeros, Burns adapted as defenseman and earned a regular spot on the Wild team in the 2005-06 season, contributing 16 points in 72 games.

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