WHL East First All-Star Team (1984)
Traded to Washington by Minnesota with Dino Ciccarelli for Mike Gartner and Larry Murphy, March 7, 1989. Traded to Toronto by Washington with Peter Zezel for Al Iafrate, January 16, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 5, 1994. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 13, 1998. Officially released by San Jose, December 26, 1999.
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