Traded to Montreal by Edmonton with Christian Laflamme for Igor Ulanov and Alain Nasreddine, March 9, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Tappara Tampere (Finland), July 29, 2003. Loaned to Vaasa (Finland) by Tappara Tampere (Finland), October 16, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Asiago (Finland), December 2, 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