Bracken Kearns (C)
2013-14: headed into the season, has 110 career AHL goals and 50 fighting majors in 473 AHL games…has three straight 20+ goal seasons in AHL…enters 9th professional season… 2012-13:… played seven games for the San Jose Sharks in the Stanley Cup playoffs and ranked T-8th on team with 14 hits…. Made NHL playoff debut in Game 1 of the WCSF at LA….Worcester Sharks MVP…. Represented Worcester at the 2013- AHL All-Star Game…alternate captain…66gp with Worcester (21-25-46), (11-6-17 ppp), 73pims, 9 fighting majors…-2, 136 shots, 0-for-1 in the shootout, 8thprofessional season …led the team in goals (21), assists (25), points (46), power play goals (11), shots 136), 3rd on team with 9 fighting majors… added one shorthanded goal and one game winning goal…. game-by-game: did not dress last four games on 4/14-4/20 due to injury…21st goal and 9th fighting major (Maroon) and #3 star in 4-3L vs. Norfolk on 4/12…did not dress due to injury on 4/9…had a three game point streak (3-2-5) snapped on 4/7…..20th goal of the season and 8th fighting major vs. Nathan McIver in 6-3L at Bridgeport on 4/4… assist on 4/2…recorded three points (2-1-3) and was #1 star in 5-4OTL vs. St. John’s on 3/30…had a two game point streak (0-2-2) snapped on 3/28…. assist on 3/27…assist on 3/24….had four game point streak (4-4-8) snapped on 3/22….assist on 3/15…16th and 17th goals, two assists and #1 star in 5-1W vs. Wilkes-Barre on 3/13… team leading 14th and 15th goals in 5-3W vs. Portland on 3/10…assist on 3/9….loaned to Worcester from San Jose on 3/8 after appearing in one game with the SJ Sharks (0-0-0)…played first game a member of the SJ Sharks and registered three hits in 12:04 in 3-2SOW at Vancouver on 3/5…recalled by San Jose Sharks on 3/3…denied in shootout in 2-1SOW at Portland on 3/2…had a two game point streak (1-2-3) snapped on 2/24… scored his 13th goal of season, the game winning shorthanded goal, and was #2 star in 4-1W vs. Portland on 2/23…two assists in 7-2L vs. Manchester on 2/22…left game midway through 2nd period after taking slap shot to mouth on 2/17…assist and 7th fighting major (Eddy) in 3-2W at Adirondack on 2/16…had a two game point streak (2-2-4) snapped on 2/15…. 8th power play goal of season and 6th fighting major (Sawada) in 4-0W at St. John’s on 2/6…three points (1-2-3), including his 100th AHL goal, his team leading 7th power play goal and was #3 star in 3-2W at St. John’s on 2/5…had a two game point streak (1-1-2) snapped on 2/2…assist on 2/1… scored a goal in the AHL All-Star Classic on 1/28…10th goal of season in 4-3SOL vs. Providence on 1/26….5th fighting major (Eddy) in 2-1L to Adirondack on 1/19…loaned to Worcester on 1/18 but did not dress on 1/18 (traveling)…recalled by San Jose on 1/13…did not dress on 1/12 to prepare for SJ training camp…scored his team leading 6th power play goal (9th overall) in 4-3OTW vs. Springfield on 1/11…4th fighting major vs. Steve Oleksy in 2-1W at Hershey on 1/6…8th goal in 5-4W at Providence on 12/21…two assists in 3-2W at Manchester on 12/9…had a three game point streak (1-2-3) snapped on 12/8… assist on 12/1…assist and 3rd fighting major (Hextall) in 4-3L at Portland on 11/30… team leading 7th goal of season in 6-1L vs. Syracuse on 11/25…assist on 11/23…had a four game point streak (3-1-4) snapped on 11/17…assist on 11/14… 6th goal, his 5th ppg of season in 4-3SOW at Providence on 11/11…5th goal in 6-2L vs. Connecticut on 11/10…scored 4th goal of season, a power play goal, and was #2 star in 3-1W vs. Portland on 11/9…2nd fighting major (Clune) on 11/4…scored 2nd and 3rd goals of the season, both on power play and was #1 star in 3-2W at Providence on 11/2… had three points (1-2-3) and scored his first goal as a member of the Worcester Sharks in 5-1W vs. Bridgeport on 10/26…had a two game point streak (0-3-3) snapped on 10/20…assist on 10/19…recorded two assists and a fighting major (Mitchell) in 4-3SOL in Norfolk on 10/13… made Worcester Sharks debut in 4-2 loss at Norfolk on 10/12… enters 8th professional season… 2011-12: Made his NHL debut with Florida, appearing in five games registering 10 penalty minutes and two fighting majors…Tied for the team lead in points at the AHL level with San Antonio (22-30=52) and added six fighting majors…Added seven points in ten playoff games…Career 2010-11: Fifth on the team in points (20-23=43), T-2nd in penalty minutes (104) and added 11 fighting majors…2009-10: Named the IceHogs Man of the Year and Unsung Hero…Second on the team in points (15-36=51)…added 13 fighting majors…Registered his 200th career professional point with an assist at Lake Erie on Feb. 5…Chipped in two assists vs. Chicago on Dec. 2, his 300th career professional game and his 100th career assist...2008-09: Suffered a lower-body injury on 2/21/09 against Binghamton and missed the final 23 games of the season.. had 7 fighting majors in AHL….2007-08: Scored his first two career AHL power-play goals against Manchester on March 29…2006-07: Made AHL debut on March 17 with Cleveland at Grand Rapids and registered an assist…2005-06: Led Toledo in with 69 points. PERSONAL:“The Colonel” lists these favorites: Raw Veggies (food); Hanging out with his newborn daughter London LuLu(offseason activity); Golf (sport besides hockey); Tiger Woods (athlete); Anchorman (movie); Breaking Bad (TV show); Jack Johnson (musician); Kuai (vacation spot); The 19th Hole (restaurant); His dad (hockey idol); Playing in the 2013 NHL Playoffs (hockey moment); Vancouver (road city); Chicago Blackhawks (non-Sharks jersey)…Has a hidden talent of being a dog whisperer…His first job was as a bank teller…He would be working in the financial industry if he was not playing hockey professionally… If he could hang out with anyone in history he would like to hang out with musician Jack Johnson and listen to him jam…Says Marky Mark would be the actor to star in a movie about his life…The biggest influence on his hockey career was his dad…Thinks Milan Lucic is the most exciting player to watch in the NHL…Thinks the fastest skater in the NHL is Marian Gaborik…Says that Joe Thornton is the best teammate under pressure… Names Matt Pelech as the teammate who is the funniest and best to double-date with…In his hometown of Vancouver, Bracken likes to hang out at Capilano Golf & Country Club…His father Dennis played 677 NHL games with Vancouver.