Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (AHL Sportsmanship) (1998)
Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, September 3, 1998. Traded to Toronto by NY Islanders for Niklas Andersson, August 17, 1999. Traded to Los Angeles by Toronto for Don MacLean, February 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Rochester (AHL), July 20, 2000.
We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.
— Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr, who he traded for from the Devils on Thursday