QMJHL First All-Star Team (1977) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1978) CHL Second All-Star Team (1984)
Sat out entire 1980-81 season to become unrestricted free agent. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, September 2, 1981. Transferred to New Jersey after Colorado franchise relocated, June 30, 1982. Claimed by NY Rangers from New Jersey in Waiver Draft, October 4, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 17, 1984.
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