Brother of Reg and Doug Lady Byng Trophy (1943) NHL First All-Star Team (1946) Hart Trophy (1946) NHL Second All-Star Team (1947)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949, 1951)
Traded to Toronto by Chicago with Cy Thomas for Gus Bodnar, Bud Poile, Gaye Stewart, Ernie Dickens and Bob Goldham, November 2, 1947. Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto for cash, August 11, 1953. Officially announced retirement from NHL, November 16, 1955.
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