S-SSHL First All-Star Team (1940) NHL Second All-Star Team (1944, 1946) NHL First All-Star Team (1945, 1948, 1952) Hart Trophy (1945) Art Ross Trophy (1948)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1948, 1952, 1953)
Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 24, 1940. Missed remainder of 1941-42 season after suffering elbow injury in game vs. Detroit, November 1, 1941.
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