AHL Second All-Star Team (1949)
Traded to Chicago (St. Louis-AHL) by Detroit with Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Doran, Tony Licari and Thain Simon for Hec Highton and Joe Lund, September 9, 1948. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Guyle Fielder and Steve Hrymnak for cash, September 23, 1952.
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