OMJHL First All-Star Team (1973)
Traded to Washington by Toronto with Toronto's 3rd round choice (Torrie Robertson) in 1980 Entry Draft for Robert Picard, Tim Coulis and Washington's 2nd round choice (Bob McGill) in 1980 Entry Draft, June 11, 1980. Missed majority of 1981-82 season recovering from knee surgery, September, 1981. Traded to Toronto by Washington for cash, September 9, 1982.
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