Youngest player (16 years, 11 months) to play in a NHL game, November 12, 1942. (Toronto 3, Boston 1). Traded to Detroit by Boston for Billy Taylor, October 15, 1947. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Jim Conacher and Doug McCaig for George Gee and Bud Poile, October 25, 1948. Traded to North Bay (NOHA) by Ottawa (QHL) for cash, December 17, 1954.
You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.
— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense