Traded to Edmonton by Pittsburgh for Dan LaCouture, March 13, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 9, 2002. Traded to NY Islanders by Florida for Juraj Kolnik and NY Islanders' 9th round choice (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Carter Lee) in 2003 Entry Draft, October 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), August 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, August 22, 2005.
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