NHL Second All-Star Team (1994) King Clancy Memorial Trophy (1994) NHL Foundation Player Award (2000) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (2001)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994)
Traded to Edmonton by Detroit with Petr Klima, Joe Murphy and Jeff Sharples for Jimmy Carson, Kevin McClelland and Edmonton's 5th round choice (later traded to Montreal Montreal selected Brad Layzell) in 1991 Entry Draft, November 2, 1989. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, September 3, 1991. Traded to San Jose by NY Rangers with future considerations for Mikael Samuelsson and Christian Gosselin, June 24, 2001. Officially announced retirement April 3, 2004.
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