Justin Braun (D)
||Vadnais Heights, MN
2011-12: enter 2nd professional season… 2010-11:… rookie, 34gp with Worcester (5-18-23), 8pims, +1, 106 shots,… 13 power play points (3-10-13)… represented Worcester at the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic in Hershey… split time between Worcester and San Jose… made NHL debut this season with 28 games (2-9-11) and 44 shots… scored first NHL goal on Dec 2 at Ottawa vs. Pascal LeClaire…2010-11 with SJ: Scored a power play goal on March 8 vs.Nashville…Recalled from Worcester on Feb. 19… Reassigned to Worcester on Jan. 18…Recalled from Worcester on Jan. 11…Reassigned to Worcester on Dec. 29...Scored his first NHL goal, on the power play, on Dec. 2 at Ottawa (Pascal Leclaire)…Posted his first two career points, both assists, in logging 22:48 of ice time in his second game at Edmonton on Nov. 27… Made his NHL debut on Nov. 26 at Vancouver…Recalled from Worcester on Nov. 24...Playoffs: Made NHL playoff debut on April 16 at Los Angeles. CAREER 2009-10: AHL: Registered three assists in his first professional game on April 7 at Hartford... Signed an entry-level contract with the Sharks on March 24…Playoffs: Posted three assists...NCAA: Earned the following distinctions: USCHO First Team All-American, Reebok All-America Second Team, 2010 Hockey East Old Time Hockey Defensive Defenseman (given to the top defenseman in the conference), First Team All-League Defenseman and named to the New England Hockey Writer’s All-Star Team…Named Hockey East Player of the Week and Inside College Hockey NCAA Player of the Week from March 1-7…Named one of the team captains…Finished third on the team in points and second in assists…Finished second in defenseman scoring in Hockey East and sixth in the nation…Appeared in a UMass record 150 games and set career highs in goals, assists and points in his senior season...2008-09: Finished fifth on the team in points, assists and shots….Finished third on the team in PIM and T-6th in goals...2007-08: T-8th among Hockey East defensemen and second amongst team defensemen in points...Fifth on team in assists and second among team defensemen in goals...2006-07: Tied for second among all Hockey East freshmen defensemen in points...T-15th among all HE defensemen and tied for 11th among all HE freshmen in points...Named to the Hockey East All- Rookie Team...2005-06: Third among team defensemen in points...T-4th on team in PIM...2004-05: Posted 10 shots in 10 games. PERSONAL: “Wounded Giraffe” lists these favorites: Eric Church (musician); “Wedding Crashers” (movie); “Seinfeld” (television show); Vince Vaughn (actor); Minnesota North Stars (NHL team while growing up); Vancouver (NHL road city); University of Massachusetts hockey (professional/collegiate team); football (sport other than hockey); The Grill (San Jose restaurant); Victoria, British Columbia (vacation spot); Hulu.com (website); steak (food); Tiger Woods PGA Tour (video game); Christmas (holiday); GQ (magazine); Phase 10 (board game)…likes to golf in his spare time…first job: pizza chef…most memorable NHL moment: first goal…hockey idol is Mario Lemieux…favorite professional athlete is Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning…hates when people don’t tell you that you have something stuck in your teeth… most famous person in his cell phone directory: Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley…golf handicap is 16 and he likes to play at Oneka Ridge in Minnesota…started skating at three and playing hockey at five…would have been a forest ranger if not for hockey…stick blade pattern he uses is a Shanahan…wears Bauer Vapor 60s skates, size 10.5…oldest piece of equipment is his seven year old shin pads.