Czechoslovakian Rookie of the Year (1989)
Traded to Edmonton by New Jersey with Kevin Todd for Bernie Nicholls, January 13, 1993. Claimed by Nashville from Edmonton in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1998. Claimed by Minnesota from Nashville in Waiver Draft, September 29, 2000. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 17, 2001. Traded to Tampa Bay by NY Rangers for Matthew Barnaby, December 12, 2001.
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