NHL Second All-Star Team (1989)
Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 21, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Detroit Vipers (IHL), October 23, 1995. Suffered career-ending back injury in practice, November 4, 1995. Named Assistant Coach of Columbus, July 18, 2000.
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