Burton, 24, made his professional debut at the end of the 2013-14 season, appearing in two games with the Nailers, before returning to Wheeling for his rookie campaign in 2014-15. For the season, Burton appeared in 52 games recording 28 points (12g-16a) to finish seventh on the team in scoring. Burton’s hard work on and off the ice earned him the Project BEST Player’s Player Award, as chosen by his teammates.
Prior to turning pro, the Echo Bay, Ontario native attended Clarkson University for four years. During his four seasons with the Golden Knights, Burton appeared in 141 games, recording 54 points (28g-26a), reaching the 20-point mark as both a junior and a senior. He was an ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team member as a sophomore, junior and senior, and also took home a pair of team awards, winning the Richmond Unsung Hero Award as a junior, and the Fran Negrin Award as a senior, which is presented to the player who displays unselfish play and sportsmanship both on and off of the ice.