OHA-Jr. Second All-Star Team (1971) OMJHL First All-Star Team (1972) AHL Second All-Star Team (1973) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (AHL fewest goals against) (1973) (shared with Michel Deguise) Vezina Trophy (1977, 1978, 1979) (shared with Ken Dryden) Vezina Trophy (1981) (shared with Denis Herron and Richard Sevigny)
Traded to Toronto by Montreal for Robert Picard, March 10, 1981. Traded to Philadelphia by Toronto for Rick St. Croix, January 11, 1983. Traded to St. Louis by Philadelphia for cash, January 5, 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