OHA-Jr. MVP (1946) NHL Second All-Star Team (1956)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1951, 1952, 1956)
Signed as a free agent by Toronto, April 30, 1946. Loaned to Cleveland (AHL) by Toronto for the 1949-50 season with the trade of Ray Ceresino and Harry Taylor for Bob Solinger, September 6, 1949. Traded to Chicago by Toronto for cash, June 6, 1958.
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis