Brother of Rocky WCJHL First All-Star Team (1975) WCJHL Player of the Year (1975) Calder Memorial Trophy (1976) NHL First All-Star Team (1978, 1979) NHL Plus/Minus Leader (1979) Art Ross Trophy (1979) Hart Memorial Trophy (1979) Conn Smythe Trophy (1980) NHL Second All-Star Team (1982, 1984) Bud Man of the Year Award (1988) King Clancy Memorial Trophy (1989)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1992)
Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 20, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, June 22, 1993. Played w/ RHI's Pittsburgh Phantoms 1993-94 (9-9-13-22-2).
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