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JUN 17, 11:00a ET | Jameson Olive
Rotowire: Jun 14 / 9:23p ET
News: Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer said Burns is a defenseman, Sportsnet.ca reports. "He's a defenseman," DeBoer said of Burns. "You can't play that position part-time. He was a little bit uncomfortable. We have to commit to him playing there so he can really become comfortable with it."
Impact: Not that there was much question, but this should put an early end to any potential rumors regarding another position switch for Burns following the Sharks' coaching change. Named the best defenseman at the 2015 World Championships, the 30-year-old will enter 2015-16 as one of the NHL's preeminent puck-moving blueliners.
Rotowire: May 29 / 9:26p ET
News: Burns was named the 2015 World Championships' best defenseman, taking home that honor in addition to a gold medal.
Impact: Burns finished tied for seventh in overall points and second among defensemen in the tournament, with two goals and nine assists. Only Oliver Ekman-Larsson had more assists in the tournament. He also finished with a plus-10 rating.