QSHL Second All-Star Team (1949) Byng of Vimy Trophy (QSHL Sportsmanship) (1949)
Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 30, 1937. Loaned to NY Rangers by Montreal for the remainder of the 1943-44 season to complete transaction that sent Phil Watson to Montreal (October 27, 1943), December, 1943. Charged with manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in prison, September 19, 1949.
He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.
— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday