Brother of Bob BCJHL Second All-Star Team (1974) WCJHL First All-Star Team (1975, 1976) WCJHL - Rookie of the Year (1975) Max McNab Trophy (CHL Playoff MVP) (1981)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1977)
Suspended for entire 1978-79 season by NHL for substance abuse violation, July 6, 1978. Suspension lifted by NHL after 40 games, January 3, 1979. Traded to Edmonton by NY Rangers for Cam Connor and Edmonton's 3rd round choice (Peter Sundstrom) in 1981 Entry Draft, March 11, 1980. Rights traded to Minnesota by Edmonton for Don Jackson and Minnesota's 3rd round choice (later traded back to Minnesota Minnesota selected Wally Chapman) in 1982 Entry Draft, August 21, 1981. Rights traded to Detroit by Minnesota with Greg Smith and Minnesota's 1st round choice (Murray Craven) in 1982 Entry Draft for Detroit's 1st round choice (Brian Bellows) in 1982 Entry Draft, August 21, 1981.
It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy. Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.
— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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