Brother of Reg and Max NHL First All-Star Team (1943, 1944, 1947) NHL Second All-Star Team (1949)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951)
Missed entire 1944-45 NHL season after being given permission to stay home and tend family farm by Canadian Armed Forces officials, September, 1944. Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago for cash, June 30, 1953.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp