AHL All-Rookie Team (2000)
Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (Russia), September 25, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 3, 2008. Traded to Phoenix by NY Rangers with Nigel Dawes and Petr Prucha for Derek Morris, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Ufa (KHL), July 21, 2009.
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