Played in NHL All-Star Game (1949, 1950, 1953, 1954)
Traded to NY Rangers by Boston for Gus Kyle, cash and the rights to Pentti Lund, September 20, 1951. Claimed on waivers by Montreal from NY Rangers, February 20, 1955.
It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun.
— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday