QMJHL First All-Star Team (2000) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (2002) (shared with Martin Prusek and Mathieu Chouinard)
Traded to Val-d'Or (QMJHL) by Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) with Acadie-Bathurst's 4th round choice (Mathieu Curadeau) in 2001 QMJHL Midget Draft for Antoine Bergeron, Jean-Francois Laniel, Eric Labelle and future considerations, January 7, 2001. Traded to Florida by Ottawa for Joey Tetarenko, March 4, 2003. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to groin injury vs. Grand Rapids (AHL), January 13, 2004.
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