Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1987)NHL All-Rookie Team (1988) World Cup All-Star Team (1996)
Traded to Washington by Buffalo with Buffalo's 2nd round choice (Byron Dafoe) in 1989 Entry Draft for Clint Malarchuk, Grant Ledyard and Washington's 6th round choice (Brian Holzinger) in 1991 Entry Draft, March 7, 1989. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to rotator cuff injury vs. Atlanta, November 10, 2001. Officially announced retirement, August 7, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, March 9, 2004.
When somebody goes out and is there to score goals, but is also there to make some big hits, fight, do all of those things, and he has a great mustache, it was great to see him get that hit and get everybody going.
— Colin Wilson on teammate Eric Nystrom, who scored a goal in Predators' win vs. Kings