AHL Second All-Star Team (1941) NHL Second All-Star Team (1949, 1950, 1951) Hart Trophy (1950)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1949, 1950, 1951)
Signed as a free agent by NY Americans, October 11, 1939. Team name changed to Brooklyn Americans prior to 1941-42 season. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers after Brooklyn franchise folded, 1945. Signed as a free agent by Saskatoon (WHL), September 25, 1953.
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis