Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, March 2, 1987. Claimed by Tampa Bay from NY Islanders in NHL Waiver Draft, September 28, 1997. Traded to Montreal by Tampa Bay with Patrick Poulin and Igor Ulanov for Stephane Richer, Darcy Tucker and David Wilkie, January 15, 1998.
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