AHL Second All-Star Team (1996)
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to esophagus injury vs. Philadelphia, October 30, 1999. Traded to Minnesota by New Jersey for Chris Terreri and Minnesota's 9th round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay Tampa Bay selected Thomas Ziegler) in 2000 Entry Draft, June 23, 2000. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to ankle injury vs. San Jose, October 16, 2001. Traded to Nashville by Minnesota with Sergei Zholtok for Buffalo's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Clayton Stoner) in 2004 Entry Draft and Nashville's 4th round choice (Patrick Bordeleau) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 5, 2004.
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