CHL Second All-Star Team (1972) Ken McKenzie Trophy (Rookie of the Year CHL) (1972)
Traded to Los Angeles by NY Rangers with Mike Murphy and Sheldon Kannegiesser for Gilles Marotte and Real Lemieux, November 30, 1973. Traded to St. Louis by Los Angeles to complete three-team transaction that sent Barry Gibbs to Los Angeles (June 9, 1979) and Terry Richardson to NY Islanders (June 9, 1979), August 16, 1979.
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