Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 10, 1984. Claimed by Buffalo from Toronto in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1987. Traded to Philadelphia by Buffalo with Buffalo's 2nd round choice (Mikael Renberg) in 1990 Entry Draft for Jay Wells and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (Peter Ambroziak) in 1991 Entry Draft, March 5, 1990. Traded to Toronto by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 8th round choice (Dmitri Mironov) in 1991 Entry Draft for Toronto's 3rd round choice (Al Kinisky) in 1990 Entry Draft, June 16, 1990.
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs