Played in NHL All-Star Game (1934)
Traded to Boston by Toronto for cash, May 12, 1934. Traded to Montreal by Boston with Ray Getliffe for Herb Cain, October 10, 1939. Loaned to NY Rangers by Montreal with John Mahaffy, Dutch Hiller, Fern Gauthier and future considerations (Tony Demers, December, 1943) for the loan of Phil Watson, October 27, 1943.
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