CHL Second All-Star Team (1972, 1974) Terry Sawchuk Trophy (fewest goals against CHL) (1972)
Regular season totals for Thetford Mines (QJHL) during 1967-68 season are unavailable. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, October 7, 1971. On active roster for entire 1975-76 season but did not play. Suffered career-ending eye injury in game vs. Colorado, December 26, 1976.
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