Claimed by Minnesota (Cleveland-AHL) from Boston in Reverse Draft, June, 1970. Selected by Winnipeg (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by Atlanta from Minnesota in Expansion Draft, June, 1972. Traded to NY Rangers by Atlanta for Bill Hogaboom, June 16, 1972. WHA rights traded to Cleveland (WHA) by Winnipeg (WHA) for cash, June, 1973.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp