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.
Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.
— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad