WCHL Second All-Star Team (2002)
Traded to Long Beach (IHL) by Utah (IHL) with Rene Chapdelaine for Andy Roach and John Byce with St. Louis retaining NHL rights, January 9, 1999. Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis to complete transaction that sent Jeff Finley and Geoff Smith to St. Louis (February 13, 1999), February 22, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Long Beach (WCHL), September 17, 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