- Played _ preseason games, collecting _ points (_ goals, _ assists) with _ penalty minutes.
2012-13: Played 22 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) with 28 penalty minutes ... Played 46 games for the Toronto Marlies (AHL) collecting 11 points (1 goal, 10 assists) with 46 penalty minutes ... Played 8 playoff games for the Marlies collecting 1 assist with 24 penalty minutes ... Ranked 1st on Marlies in playoff penalty minutes.
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