Brent Burns is a bundle of many things depending on how you look at him. He is a pro ice hockey star and, also an animal collector. The NHL player who joined the San Jose Sharks in 2012 was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in 2003. One interesting thing about Brent Burns is that his love for animals, especially snakes is shared by his wife, Susan Holder, which may seem strange to a lot of people. There is so much that is not known about this hockey player and his family. Read this article to know important details about his life, career, wife and other facts.
Brent Burns Bio, Age
William Brent Burns was born on March 9, 1985, in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Brent is a Canadian professional hockey player and plays as a defenceman, although at times, he is used as a forward. There is no information on his siblings, parents and educational background but Brent Burns is a graduate of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)’s Brampton Battalion.
He started playing with Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) before he went ahead to play for the New York Canadians of the Greater Toronto Hockey League. Most of his minor hockey career was spent playing for the Barrie Icemen and the Ajax Knights of the OMHA and he also spent two years playing in the Metropolitan Toronto Hockey League (MTHL).
In 2003, Brent Burns played for the Brampton Battalion in the OHL and in the same year (2003), he was drafted to the NHL in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by Minnesota Wild (20th overall) and there, he played seven seasons before he was finally traded to the San Jose Sharks in June 2012 in exchange for Devin Setoguchi and Charlie Coyle.
On the international stage in NHL, Brent Burns helped his country, Canada, to win silver in the 2008 World Championships as the host nation. He was also named the best defenceman in the tournament. He would later win the gold medal at the 2015 World Championship with the national team.
In the summer of 2016, he also helped his homeland to win the World Cup of Hockey title. At the end of the 2016-2017 season, Brent Burns efforts were rewarded with him receiving the Norris Trophy as the top defenceman. Brent said when he is done with NHL, he would love to either work in a zoo or serve in the military.
Susan Holder is the wife of the NHL star, Brent Burns. She was his longtime girlfriend whom he later got married to. Susan was born on 5th March 1985 in Barrie, Ontario and is a graduate of the Sam Houston State University. According to online reports, she once worked at eBay. The couple got married in July 2009 and are blessed with two children. Their first child who is a girl was born on March 31, 2010, and her name is Peyton Gabriann while the second child, a boy named Jagger Stephen Patrick, was born on June 23, 2011.
She has supported her husband, Brent Burns and has also been a great mother to their kids. She attends his games to watch her husband play and to cheer him. According to Susan in an interview, she usually sits in a place called the “Lady Sharks” to watch her husband’s games. Both Susan and Brent share a special love and passion for animals which is why they keep a number of animals as pets.
Susan Holder describes Brent Burns as the most caring, gorgeous, loving, funny crazy, spontaneous and amazing man she has ever come across. Susan is so much in love and happy with her husband and also enjoys being a mother. She loves to spend quality time with her him and the children.
Other Facts About Brent Burns
- The family has a home in Saint Paul Minnesota called “Burns Zoo”. There was a short documentary about it on CBC Hockey Night in Canada and Inside Hockey in 2011. It was called Burns Zoo because of the large collection of animals that live there such as dogs, cats, including reptiles, such as snakes.
- Brent Burns started his career (hockey) in 2003.
- His wife, Susan Holder is one of his biggest fans.
- He has a Harry Potter tattoo on his body.
- Brent Burns is 1.96 m tall which is also equivalent to 6 feet 5 inches.