- Is making his second appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and first since 2008
- Made his postseason debut with Dallas in 2008, going scoreless with six PIM
2013-14 Regular Season:
- Appeared in his seventh NHL season, his first with Anaheim
- Collected 1-4=5 points with a +9 rating and 28 PIM in 34 games
- Finished second on the team in hits (142) and had a plus-or-even rating in 13 of his last 14 games (+7)
Traded to Edmonton by Dallas for Edmonton's 3rd round choice (Niklas Hansson) in 2013 Entry Draft, January 14, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, August 20, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to lower-body injury vs. Los Angeles, March 15, 2014 and as a healthy reserve.
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