Rookie of the Year Award WHL (1955) WHL Second All-Star Team (1955) NHL Second All-Star Team (1968) NHL First All-Star Team (1971) Lady Byng Trophy (1971, 1974) Lester Patrick Trophy (1977)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1955, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1971)
Traded to Boston by Detroit with cash for Terry Sawchuk, June 10, 1957.
Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.
— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals