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27   Justin Braun
Justin Braun


Vadnais Heights, Minn.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 201



Last Team:
Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)


UMass Hockey In The Pros: Update #6

UMass hockey has 23 alumni currently playing professionally around the globe in nine different countries.

As a Senior in 2009-10: Game-by-Game Statistics
Following the season, signed with the San Jose Sharks of the NHL ... Became the seventh UMass player to earn AHCA/Reebok All-America honors after being a second-team selection ... Named to the New England All-Star Team ... Named the Bob Monahan Top Defenseman by the New England Writers' Association ... Selected to the Hockey East All-Star First Team and picked as the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Year ... Finished the season with eight goals, 23 assists and a plus-3 rating while appearing in all 36 games ... Finished his career playing in 150 career games which tied the school record with Cory Quirk ... For his career, scored 23 goals, added 65 assists and was a plus-12 ... His 88 points are tied for 18th all-time, while his 65 assists are 7th overall ... In Hockey East, Braun ranked second in defenseman scoring, 20th overall in points for the season, ninth in assists, sixth in power play points (3-16-19) ... Nationally, he ranked sixth in defenseman scoring ... One of the league's top defenseman ... very offensive-minded defenseman who yet plays excellent defense ... plays a pivotal role on the first power play unit ... sees time on the first penalty kill unit as well ... Against Maine (3/6), scored two goals on three shots, finishing with a plus-1 rating ... Scored two goals and recorded an assist on four shots to finish with a plus-4 rating at Maine (3/5) ... Recorded an assist and had five shots on net while winning his only face-off at Boston University (1/29) ... Notched two assists at UMass Lowell (1/16) and recorded two shots on net to finish with an even rating ... Recorded an assist and had four shots on goal for an even rating against UMass Lowell (1/15) ... Recorded three assists and had one shot on goal against Northeastern (1/10) ... Had three shots on goal at New Hampshire (1/9)... Had four shots on net and finished with a plus-2 rating against Merrimack (12/12) ... Had one shot on net against Lowell (12/5) ... Had three shots on net against BC (12/4) ... Had three shots on net against Quinnipiac (11/28) ... Recorded his fourth multi-point night of the season with two points on one goal and one assist, had one shot on net, and finished with a plus-1 rating against Vermont (11/24) ... Registered an assist, had one shot on net, and finished with an even ratig against Yale (11/19) ... Recorded an assist, had one shot on net, and finished with an even rating against UNH (11/14) ... Registered his third multi-point game of the season with two points on one goal and one assist, had two shots on goal, and finished with a plus-3 rating against UNH (11/13) ... Recorded an assist, had five shots on net, and finished with an even rating in a weekend sweep of Niagara (11/6, 11/8) ... Had one assist, recorded five shots on net, and finished with a plus-1 rating in a weekend split with Providence (10/30, 10/31)... Recorded his second multi-point game of the season with two assists and registered four shots on net against Maine (10/23)... Finished with an even rating and recorded two shots on net against BU (10/16) ... recorded three points on one goal and two assists against RPI (10/8)... plays on the top defensive pairing with Martin Nolet.

As a Junior in 2008-09: Game-by-Game Statistics
Earned Hockey East Second-Team All-Star honors following the season...Named UMass Hockey's Co-MVP with teammate James Marcou ... Named Assistant Captain during second half of season...Played in 39 games...Finished with 23 points on 7 goals and 16 assists...Ranked sixth among Hockey East Defensemen in scoring...Had 13 penalties for 50 minutes...Had two power play goals and two shorthanded goals...Had five multipoint games on the season including a three point performance against Providence College (1g, 2a)...Finished the season with a plus-8 rating... Led all UMass defensemen in scoring...Logged just over 30 minutes of ice time per game.

As a Sophomore in 2007-08: Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in all 36 games...finished the season with 20 points on four goals and 16 assists...recorded 90 shots on goal, 20 penalty minutes and a -2 rating...named a Hobey Baker candidate...finished with four multi-point games...tallied two assists against Vermont (1/25)...recorded a goal and an assist against #6 Notre Dame in the semifinals of the Lightning College Hockey Classic (12/29)...scored his first power play goal of the season against Union (11/25)...recorded four assists over a two game span against Merrimack (11/3) and at Boston University (11/9)...scored UMass' first goal of the season at #13 Clarkson (10/12).

As a Freshman in 2006-07: Game-by-Game Statistics
Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team ... Named the team's Rookie of the Year ... Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins with the 201st pick overall and traded to the San Jose Sharks ... Played in 39 games ... Totaled 14 points on four goals and 10 assists ... Finished with a +3 rating, 56 shots on goal, and 20 penalty minutes ... Assisted on a goal in a win vs. Maine (3/10) ... Scored the game-winning goal at Northeastern (2/25) ... Had the first multi-point game of his career with a goal and an assist vs. No. 8 Boston University (1/27) and then followed that up with another one goal, one assist outing in the very next game at Boston College (2/2) ... Tallied assists in three of the team's first four games, vs. Sacred Heart (10/13), at New Hampshire (10/26), and at Maine (10/28).

Before UMass: Played two seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL ... Participated in 69 games and tallied 13 points (2 goals, 11 assists) with a +5 rating in 2005-06.

Personal: Justin Timothy Braun ... Born February 10, 1987 in Minneapolis, Minn. ... Son of Paul Braun and Carol Reamer ... A ressource economic major.

Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG
2006................ 39 4 10 14 56 .071 10-20 +3 0 0 1
2007................ 36 4 16 20 90 .044 10-20 -2 2 0 0
2008................ 39 7 16 23 108 .065 13-50 +8 2 2 0
2009................ 36 8 23 31 98 .082 15-30 +3 3 0 0
TOTAL............... 150 23 65 88 352 .065 48-120 +12 7 2 1

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