USHL First All-Star Team (1951) AHL First All-Star Team (1953)
Traded to Vancouver (WHL) by NY Rangers for cash, January 7, 1954. Traded to Chicago by Vancouver (WHL) for cash, January 20, 1954. Traded to Montreal by Chicago with future considerations for Lorne Davis, October 13, 1954.
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