Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, September 20, 1995. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 21, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Rochester (AHL), August 29, 1999. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to knee injury vs. Springfield (AHL), January 21, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Manchester (AHL), September 7, 2001. Officially announced retirement and named assistant coach by Milwaukee (AHL), July 3, 2003.
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