Selected by Quebec (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by Kansas City from Montreal in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Traded to Pittsburgh by Kansas City with Simon Nolet and Kansas City's 1st round choice (Blair Chapman) in 1976 Amateur Draft for Steve Durbano, Chuck Arnason and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Greg Carroll) in 1976 Amateur Draft, January 9, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (WHA), October, 1978.
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