EAHL Second All-Star Team (1936) Herman W. Paterson Cup (USHL MVP) (1947) Lester Patrick Trophy (1977)
Claimed by Toronto from NY Rangers (Philadelphia-Can-Am) in Inter-League Draft, May 7, 1936. Traded to NY Americans by Toronto with Buzz Boll, Busher Jackson, Jimmy Fowler and Doc Romnes for Sweeney Schriner, May 18, 1939. Team name changed to Brooklyn Americans prior to 1941-42 season. Rights transferred to Detroit from Brooklyn in Special Dispersal Draw, September 11, 1943.
I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team. A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.
— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres