Played in NHL All-Star Game (1981)
Selected by Edmonton (WHA) in 1974 WHA Amateur Draft, June, 1974. WHA rights traded to Minnesota (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) for cash, July, 1975. Traded to Minnesota by Philadelphia for the rights to Paul Guay and Minnesota's 3rd round choice (Darryl Gilmour) in 1985 Entry Draft, February 23, 1984.
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