Missed majority of 2001-02 due to knee injury vs. Chicago, December 31, 2001. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to groin injury suffered in practice, October 5, 2002. Traded to Anaheim by Ottawa for Todd Simpson, February 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (Russia), September, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (Russia), August 16, 2006.
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