Brent Burns is a bundle of many things, depending on how you look at him. He’s a professional 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. An interesting thing about Brent Burns is that his love of animals, especially snakes, is shared by his wife Susan Holder, which may seem strange to many people. There is so much that is not known about this hockey player and his family. Read this article to find out important details about his life, his career, his 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 defender, although he is also occasionally used as a striker. There is no information about his siblings, parents, or educational background, but Brent Burns is a graduate of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Brampton Battalion.
He began playing for the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) before playing for the New York Canadians of the Greater Toronto Hockey League. He spent most of his minor hockey career with the Barrie Icemen and Ajax Knights of OMHA, and for two years he also played 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 by Minnesota Wild in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft (20th in total) and played in the NHL for seven seasons, before he was finally transferred to the San Jose Sharks in June 2012 in exchange for Devin Setoguchi and Charlie Coyle.
On the international stage of the NHL, Brent Burns helped his country, Canada, won silver at the 2008 World Cup as the host nation and was named the tournament’s best defender. Later, he was to win the gold medal with the national team at the 2015 World Cup.
In the summer of 2016, he also helped his home country win the World Hockey Championship. At the end of the 2016-2017 season, Brent Burns’ efforts were rewarded by winning the Norris trophy for the best defender. Brent said that when he finished the NHL, he would either work in a zoo or want to serve in the military.
Susan Holder is the wife of NHL star Brent Burns. She was his girlfriend of many years, with whom he later married. Susan Holder was born on March 5, 1985, in Barrie, Ontario and is a graduate of Sam Houston State University. According to online reports she once worked on eBay. The couple married in July 2009 and are blessed with two children. Their first child, a girl, was born on March 31, 2010. Her name is Peyton Gabriann, while the second child, a boy named Jagger Stephen Patrick, was born on June 23, 2011.
She supported her husband, Brent Burns, and was also a great mother to her children. She attends his games to watch her husband play and cheer him on. As Susan said in an interview, she usually sits in a place called “Lady Sharks” to watch her husband play. 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, adorable, loving, funny, crazy, spontaneous, and amazing man she has ever met. Susan is so much in love and happy with her husband and also enjoys being a mother. She loves to have a good time with him and the kids.
Other Facts About Brent Burns
- The family has a house in Saint Paul Minnesota called “Burns Zoo”. There was a short documentary about it at the CBC Hockey Night in Canada and at Inside Hockey 2011. It was called “Burns Zoo” because of the large collection of animals that live there, like dogs, cats, including reptiles, like snakes.
- Brent Burns began 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 6 feet 5 inches.