Played in NHL All-Star Game (2003, 2004)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Boston with Bryan Smolinski and Boston's 3rd round choice (Boyd Kane) in 1996 Entry Draft for Kevin Stevens and Shawn McEachern, August 2, 1995. Traded to Los Angeles by Pittsburgh for Ed Olczyk, March 18, 1997. Traded to Boston by Los Angeles with Jozef Stumpel for Jason Allison and Mikko Eloranta, October 24, 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