Played in NHL All-Star Game (1937, 1939)
NHL rights transferred to Detroit from Chicago (AHA) after AHA club owners purchased Detroit (NHL and IAHL) franchises, September 2, 1932. Traded to Boston by Detroit with Cooney Weiland for Marty Barry and Art Giroux, July 11, 1935. Traded to Montreal by Boston with Jean Pusie and cash for Roger Jenkins, July 13, 1935.
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