"He's got more on me than I have on him, but I have a few little aces in my pocket that I'll bring out on him," said Burish back in 2010.
The Badgers are skating on the same side again. San Jose signed Burish, a free agent from the Dallas Stars, to a four-year deal worth $7.2 million and a $1.8 million cap hit.
Torrey Mitchell left the Sharks' bottom six forwards for Minnesota on Sunday, earning $1.9 million annually over three years.
Burish is a winner and plays with an edge sorely lacking from the Sharks in crunch time. Four years is quite a term — he's actually the only San Jose forward currently signed beyond 2015 — but the money is right as is the pedigree.