Signed as a free agent by Cherepovets (KHL), May 29, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Khanty-Mansiisk (KHL), June 22, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), December 26, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Hameenlinna (Finland), June 20, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), May 8, 2012.
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