Played in NHL All-Star Game (1953)
Missed entire 1946-47 season to commence seminary studies and coach amateur hockey. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, January 11, 1950. Traded to Montreal by Toronto for cash, September 23, 1951. Claimed by Chicago from Montreal in Intra-League Draft, September 15, 1954. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Dave Creighton, Gord Hollingworth and Jerry Toppazzini for Tony Leswick, Glen Skov, Johnny Wilson and Benny Woit, May 27, 1955.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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