CHL Second All-Star Team (1971) Most Valuable Player CHL (1971) (co-winners - Andre Dupont, Gerry Ouellette & Peter McDuffe) AHL First All-Star Team (1975) Eddie Shore Award (Outstanding Defenseman AHL) (1975) CHL First All-Star Team (1978)
Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit with Detroit's 1st round choice (Al Blanchard) in 1972 Amateur Draft for Gary Doak and Rick Newell, May 24, 1972. Selected by Winnipeg (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Boston by NY Rangers with Brad Park and Jean Ratelle for Phil Esposito and Carol Vadnais, November 7, 1975. Traded to St. Louis by Boston for Rick Smith, December 20, 1976.
For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.
— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday