QMJHL Rookie of the Year (1974) QMJHL First All-Star Team (1975) QMJHL West First All-Star Team (1976) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1977) NHL Second All-Star Team (1978, 1979, 1985) Calder Memorial Trophy (1978) NHL First All-Star Team (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986) Canada Cup All-Star Team (1981) Conn Smythe Trophy (1982) Lady Byng Trophy (1983, 1984, 1986)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986)
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