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.
He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.
— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft