2008-09: - Recalled from San Antonio (AHL) under emergency conditions, Oct. 15 - Appeared in each of San Antonio's first two games
Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 15, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 23, 2009. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Lake Erie (AHL), December 3, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Worcester (AHL), January 13, 2011.
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