USHL First All-Star Team (1947, 1948) USHL Second All-Star Team (1950)
Traded to Detroit by Toronto with Ray Powell for Gerry Brown, September 21, 1946. Traded to Chicago by Detroit for cash, June, 1947. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Chicago (Kansas City-USHL) for Ed Wares, January 28, 1949. Traded to Chicago (Kansas City-USHL) by Cleveland (AHL) with Ralph Wycherley for Al Rollins, September 13, 1949.
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