AHL First All-Star Team (1946, 1950) AHL Second All-Star Team (1947) John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer AHL) (1950) Les Cunningham Award (MVP AHL) (1950) Byng of Vimy Trophy (QMHL MVP) (1952)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 9, 1939. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Detroit with Harold Jackson for Jim McFadden, June, 1947. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Buffalo (AHL) for Gord Davidson, June 15, 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