Selected by Ontario-Ottawa (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Minnesota (WHA) by Ottawa (WHA) for cash, July, 1973. Selected by Indianapolis (WHA) from Minnesota (WHA) in 1974 WHA Expansion Draft, May, 1974. Traded to Cleveland (WHA) by Indianapolis (WHA) for future considerations, August, 1974.
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets