- First black man to play hockey.
- Got hit in the right eye with a hockey puck that made him lose 95% of his eye sight and was advised to stop playing hockey.
- His debut wasn't mentioned in the Boston Globe or New York times and was not greeted with applause and animosity
- Endured constant racial slurs from fans and players. He found him self being unceremoniously traded.
- He retired in 1979