Father of Bryan Jr. and Dennis NHL First All-Star Team (1940, 1941, 1942) NHL Second All-Star Team (1943)
Missed entire 1944-45 and majority of 1945-46 seasons after being refused permission to enter USA by War Mobilization Command, November 22, 1944. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by NY Rangers for cash, September 21, 1948. Traded to Washington (AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) with Ab DeMarco for Ken Schultz, Dan Porteous and Frank Porteous, January 20, 1949.
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers