Signed as a free agent by California, March, 1975. Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Protected by Minnesota prior to Cleveland-Minnesota Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978. Traded to Detroit by Minnesota with the rights to Don Murdoch and Minnesota's 1st round choice (Murray Craven) in 1982 Entry Draft for Detroit's 1st round choice (Brian Bellows) in 1982 Entry Draft, August 21, 1981. Traded to Washington by Detroit with John Barrett for Darren Veitch, March 10, 1986.
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