played 57 games with the Heat this season and leads them in scoring with 17+28=45 ... recalled to Calgary on Nov.6 ... played his first game of the season playing 10:29, had one shot, had one takeaway, and was a +1 on Nov.7 ... assigned to Abbotsford on Nov.13 ... recalled on Nov. 27 ... played two games during his call-up ... assigned to Abbotsford on Dec.5 ... recalled to Calgary on Mar.5 ... assigned to Calgary on Mar.13
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