Claimed by Chicago from Cleveland (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, May 12, 1944. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Leo Reise for Adam Brown and Ray Powell, December 9, 1946. Traded to Boston by Detroit with Bill Quackenbush for Pete Babando, Clare Martin, Lloyd Durham and Jimmy Peters, August 16, 1949. Traded to Chicago by Boston for cash, November 1, 1951.
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs