Recorded his third career three-point game, picking up a goal and two assists on Dec. 31 at Calgary.
Played a career-high 21:40 on Jan. 2. His previous career high was 21:19 on April 7, 2012 at Pittsburgh.
WHL Rookie of the Year (2008) Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2008) WHL East Second All-Star Team (2009, 2011) WHL East First All-Star Team (2010)
Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Wayne Simmonds and Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (Devin Shore) in 2012 Entry Draft for Mike Richards and the righjts to Rob Bordson, June 23, 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