Played in NHL All-Star Game (1937, 1939)
NHL rights transferred to Detroit from Chicago (AHA) after AHA club owners purchased Detroit (NHL and IAHL) franchises, September 2, 1932. Traded to Boston by Detroit with Cooney Weiland for Marty Barry and Art Giroux, July 11, 1935. Traded to Montreal by Boston with Jean Pusie and cash for Roger Jenkins, July 13, 1935.
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