OHL First All-Star Team (1996)
Rights traded to Chicago by Ottawa with Denis Chasse and Ottawa's 6th round choice (later traded back to Ottawa Ottawa selected Chris Neil) in 1998 Entry Draft for Mike Prokopec, March 18, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Rochester (AHL), September 20, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Sheffield (Britain), November 21, 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