Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year AHL) (1955) AHL Second All-Star Team (1961, 1964)
Loaned to Glace Bay (MMHL) by Detroit, September 20, 1951. Loaned to Shawinigan, (QMHL) by Detroit, December 5, 1952. Loaned to Buffalo (AHL) by Springfield (AHL), February 23, 1958. NHL rights transferred to Los Angeles after NHL club purchased Springfield (AHL) franchise, May, 1967.
He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.
— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft