Traded to Minnesota by Montreal with Andre Boudrias and Bernard Cote for Minnesota's 1st round choice (Chuck Arnason) in 1971 Amateur Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Phoenix (WHL) by Minnesota with Leo Thiffault to complete earlier transaction that sent Walt McKechnie to Minnesota (February 17, 1968), June, 1968. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa (WHA), August, 1972. Traded to New England (WHA) by Toronto (WHA) for Brit Selby, September, 1973.
I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.
— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday