played 50 games with the Abbotsford Heat registering 23 goals and 21 assists for 44 points and 22 penalty minutes and is currently third in AHL rookie scoring ... recalled to Calgary on Dec.29 ... assigned to Abbotsford on Jan.1 ... recalled from Abbotsford on Feb.25 ... made his NHL Debut on Feb.27 vs LA registering two shots, one takeaway and 2/4 in face-offs in 7:14 of ice time ... earned his first NHL point (assist) on Mar.3 ... scored his first NHL goal on Mar.5 ... scored a SHG on Mar. 7 and had 3 points in 3 games ... left Mar.10 with an upper body injury and missed the last 16 games of the 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