Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1998) Hockey East First All-Star Team (1999) NCAA East Second All-American Team (1999)
Traded to Chicago by San Jose for Chicago's 5th round choice (Michael Pinc) in 2000 Entry Draft, August 23, 1999.
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