WHL Second All-Star Team (1980) CHL Second All-Star Team (1982) William M. Jennings Trophy (1990) (shared with Reggie Lemelin)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1985, 1986, 1991, 1997)
Statistics for suspended game vs. Edmonton on May 24, 1988 are included in playoff record.
Traded to Boston by Edmonton for Geoff Courtnall, Bill Ranford and Boston's 2nd round choice (Petro Koivunen) in 1988 Entry Draft, March 8, 1988. Traded to Dallas by Boston for Jon Casey to complete transaction that sent Gord Murphy to Dallas (June 20, 1993), June 25, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 17, 1997.
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