OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1973) AHL First All-Star Team (1978) Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (Sportsmanship AHL) (1978) Les Cunningham Award (MVP AHL) (1978) Bill Masterton Trophy (1981)
Traded to Philadelphia by Minnesota with Minnesota's 3rd round choice (Gord Salt) in 1978 Amateur Draft for Harvey Bennett Jr., October 28, 1977. Traded to St. Louis by Philadelphia with Rick Lapointe for Phil Myre, June 7, 1979. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, December 2, 1983.
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