AHL First All-Star Team (1941) AHL Second All-Star Team (1942, 1951)
Traded to NY Americans by Springfield (AHL) for cash, October 10, 1940. Team name changed to Brooklyn Americans prior to 1941-42 season. Claimed by NY Rangers from Brooklyn in Special Dispersal Draw, September 11, 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