USHL First All-Star Team (1998) USHL Player of the Year (1998) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2002)
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, May 28, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 17, 2006. Traded to Phoenix by Boston with Boston's 5th round choice (later traded to Ottawa Ottawa selected Jeff Costello) in 2009 Entry Draft for Alex Auld, December 6, 2007. Traded to Columbus by Phoenix for Steven Goertzen, February 28, 2008.
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