WHL Second All-Star Team (1982) WJC-A All-Star Team (1982) Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1982) Bill Masterton Trophy (1990)
Missed entire 1984-85 season recovering from knee injury suffered in pre-season game vs. New Jersey, October 7, 1984. Missed entire 1986-87 season recovering from knee surgery, September, 1986. Missed majority of 1988-89 season recovering from 8th knee surgery, September 17, 1988. Missed majority of 1989-90 season recovering from 10th knee surgery, October 27, 1989.
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