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.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp