WJC-A All-Star Team (1978) Swedish World All-Star Team (1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) Swedish Player of the Year (1980) NHL All-Rookie Team (1983) NHL Second All-Star Team (1986) Lady Byng Trophy (1988)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1984, 1986, 1988)
Signed as a free agent by Boston, February 21, 1994.
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