Earned his first NHL assist vs. LA (3/25) ... Scored his first NHL goal at SJ (3/22) ... Recorded three hits in 10:56 of ice time at LA (3/20) ... Recalled from Hershey (AHL) on March 19 ... Scored two goals in three games with Hershey (AHL) this season ... Re-assigned to Hershey (AHL) on March 9 ... Made his Capitals debut at BOS (3/6) ... Acquired from PHX with Rostislav Klesla and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Martin Erat and John Mitchell ... Registered 35 points (14g, 21a) in 51 games with Portland (AHL) this season
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