Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 17, 1937. Signed as a free agent by NY Americans, January 30, 1941. Team name changed to Brooklyn Americans prior to 1941-42 season. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Springfield (AHL) for cash, August, 1942. Traded to Pittsburgh (AHL) by Buffalo (AHL) for cash, October 13, 1942.
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