Traded to Hartford by Washington for Mike Liut, March 6, 1990. Traded to Washington by Hartford to complete June 15, 1992 deal in which Mark Hunter and future considerations were traded to Washington for Nick Kypreos, August 20, 1992. Claimed by San Jose from Washington in Waiver Draft, October 4, 1992. Traded to Hartford by San Jose to complete October 9, 1992 trade in which Michel Picard was traded to San Jose for future considerations, January 21, 1993.
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