Played in NHL All-Star Game (1953)
Traded to Chicago by Montreal with Ken Mosdell for $30,000 with Montreal holding right of recall, May 17, 1956. Returned to Montreal by Chicago after training camp, October 10, 1956. Traded to Detroit by Montreal with Gene Achtymichuk and Claude Laforge for cash, June 3, 1958.
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