Father of Lee Jr.
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1950, 1951)
Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Steve Black for Bert Olmstead and Vic Stasiuk, December 2, 1950. Missed majority of 1954-55 due to elbow injury originally in training camp, September 30, 1954.
Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.
— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals