Signed as a free agent by Port Huron (IHL), September, 1972. NHL rights transferred to NY Rangers after NHL club signed affiliation agreement with Port Huron (IHL), June, 1974. Claimed by Montreal from NY Rangers in Waiver Draft, October 9, 1978. Traded to Edmonton by Montreal with Dave Lumley for Edmonton's 2nd round choice (Ric Nattress) in 1980 Entry Draft, June 13, 1979. Traded to Boston by Edmonton for Bobby Schmautz, December 10, 1979.
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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