Hall of Fame Professional Hockey Player, Coach. For twenty seasons (1950 to 1970), he played at the defense position in the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. He will be remembered for his tough physical playing style. He endured an uncountable amount of injuries during the course of his career, however in spite of this he remained one of hockey's more durable players of his era as he lost little ice time. He began his career with the Detroit Auto Club of the International Hockey League in 1948 and went on to experience five Stanley Cup Titles (1950, 1952, 1954, 1955 and 1967). He totaled 1,206 career regular season games and earned all-star status eleven-times After retiring as a player, he coached the Chicago Cougars of the World Hockey Association (1972 to 1973) and the Buffalo Sabres for parts of two seasons (1977 to 1979). He turned to scouting and remained at that capacity for more-than twenty years. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978.
Bio by: C.S.