NHL First All-Star Team (1938, 1941, 1943, 1944) NHL Scoring Leader (1941) Hart Trophy (1941, 1943) NHL Second All-Star Team (1945)
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, October 22, 1934. Claimed by Boston from St. Louis in Dispersal Draft, October 15, 1935. Missed majority of 1941-42 due to jaw injury vs. Detroit, January 22, 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