Son of Leo USHL First All-Star Team (1946) NHL Second All-Star Team (1950, 1951)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953)
Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Pete Horeck for Adam Brown and Ray Powell, December 9, 1946. Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit for Reg Sinclair and John Morrison, August 18, 1952.
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