Claimed by Los Angeles from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to NY Rangers by Los Angeles for Real Lemieux and Juha Widing, February 28, 1970. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with Bert Wilson and Jerry Butler for Bill Collins and John Davidson, June 18, 1975.
I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.
— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday