AHL Second All-Star Team (1950) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL Rookie of the Year) (1950) AHL First All-Star Team (1951)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1951, 1952, 1953)
Suffered career-ending concussion in game vs. Chicago, November 25, 1954.
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