WHL First All-Star Team (1980) WHL - Player of the Year (1980) Canadian Major Junior - Player of the Year (1980)
Traded to St. Louis by Montreal with Gilbert Delorme and Greg Paslawski for Perry Turnbull, December 21, 1983. Claimed by Hartford from St. Louis in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1987. Claimed by Vancouver from Hartford in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1987. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 12, 1988. Signed as a free agent by Washington, February 28, 1989.
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