NHL Second All-Star Team (1950, 1951, 1954) Hart Trophy (1955)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954)
Rights were held by Montreal at time of first appearance in NHL. Rights traded to Toronto by Montreal for the rights to Frank Eddolls, September 10, 1943. Missed majority of 1956-57 season while still in retirement but returned as an active player in game vs. Detroit, January 6, 1957.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic