Missed majority of 1984-85 season recovering from hand injury suffered in practice, October, 1984. Traded to Chicago by Quebec for Bob Mason, July 5, 1988. Traded to Winnipeg by Chicago for Winnipeg's 4th round choice (Igor Kravchuk) in 1991 Entry Draft, December 14, 1990. Traded to Washington by Winnipeg with Igor Ulanov for Washington's 3rd (later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Sergey Gusev) and 5th (Brian Elder) round choices in 1995 Entry Draft, April 7, 1995.
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