Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, April 10, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 13, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 2, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 19, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Belfast (Britain), August 2, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit (Finland), August 8, 2002. Played w/ RHI's LA Blades in 1995 (11-4-7-11-35).
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