Played in NHL All-Star Game (1982, 1983, 1985, 1986)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Buffalo for Bob Errey, March 22, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 3, 1994. Named Assistanr Coach of Minnesota, July 24, 2000.
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