Named Best Goaltender at EJC-A (1976, 1977) WJC-A All-Star Team (1979) Named Best Goaltender at WJC-A (1979) Swedish World All-Star Team (1979, 1980, 1983) AHL First All-Star Team (1981) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (1981) (shared with Robbie Moore) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year AHL) (1981) Les Cunningham Award (MVP AHL) (1981) NHL All-Rookie Team (1983) NHL First All-Star Team (1985) Vezina Trophy (1985)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1983, 1985)
Died of injuries suffered in an automobile accident, November 10, 1985.
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