QJHL First All-Star Team (1949) EAHL First All-Star Team (1950) USHL First All-Star Team (1951) Outstanding Rookie Cup (USHL Rookie of the Year) (1951) Charles Gardiner Memorial Trophy (USHL Top Goaltender) (1951) PCHL Second All-Star Team (1952) Calder Memorial Trophy (1953) WHL First All-Star Team (1954) Outstanding Goaltender Award (WHL fewest goals against) (1954) Leader Cup (WHL MVP) (1954) AHL First All-Star Team (1964) NHL Second All-Star Team (1966) Vezina Trophy (1966) (shared with Charlie Hodge) NHL First All-Star Team (1968) Vezina Trophy (1968) (shared with Rogie Vachon)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1961, 1962, 1965, 1972)
Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers with Dave Balon, Leon Rochefort and Len Ronson for Jacques Plante, Don Marshall and Phil Goyette, June 4, 1963. Traded to Minnesota by Montreal for cash, February 27, 1970.
I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.
— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday