Skated in 9:22 of ice time and made his NHL debut vs. NYR, Oct. 3.
Made his professional debut with Portland (AHL) on Apr. 14 vs. HER…Skated in 5 games with the Pirates, totaling 1-1-2 and 4 PIM…Scored his 1st professional goal and assist (1-1-2) on Apr. 16 at BPT…Made his AHL postseason debut, registering 0-2-2 in 3 games vs. SYR…Recorded 19-15-34 and 38 PIM in 35 games with Oshawa (OHL).
Played in 66 games with Oshawa, collecting 34-28-62 and 71 PIM…Set OHL career highs in goals, assists and points…Tied for the team lead in goals and ranked 2nd in points.
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