Son of Jack NHL First All-Star Team (1953)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949, 1954)
Traded to Boston by Toronto for Jim Morrison, January 9, 1952. Traded to LA Blades (WHL) by Quebec (AHL) for cash, October 9, 1962. Missed majority of 1962-63 and 1963-64 due to knee injury vs. San Francisco (WHL), November 29, 1962.
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