NHL All-Rookie Team (1991) NHL First All-Star Team (1994) Frank J. Selke Trophy (1994, 1996) Lester B. Pearson Award (1994) Hart Memorial Trophy (1994)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1992, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003)
Missed majority of 1997-98 season after failing to come to contract terms with Detroit. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 19, 2003. Traded to Columbus by Anaheim with Anaheim's 5th round choice (Maxime Frechette) in 2006 Entry Draft for Tyler Wright and Francois Beauchemin, November 15, 2005. Traded to Washington by Columbus for Ted Ruth, February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (KHL), June 25, 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