WHL East Second All-Star Team (1987) WHL East Rookie of the Year (1987) WHL East Player of the Year (1987) WHL East First All-Star Team (1988) WHL Player of the Year (1988) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (1988) Conn Smythe Trophy (1996) NHL First All-Star Team (2001, 2002, 2004) Bud Light Plus/Minus Award (2001) (tied with Patrik Elias) Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (2001) Lester B. Pearson Award (2001) Hart Memorial Trophy (2001) Olympics - MVP (2002) NHL Foundation Player Award (2007)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007)
Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to recurring back injury and resulting back surgery to replace herniated disc, January 7, 2009. Officially announced his retirement, July 9, 2009.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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