Loaned to Tacoma (PCHL) by NY Rangers for cash, September 30, 1948. Traded to Sydney (MMHL) by NY Rangers for cash, November 6, 1951. Traded to Moncton (MMHL) by Sydney (MMHL with Tom Rockey and Sam Kennedy for Ron Matthews, November 19, 1951.
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