Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 20, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 20, 1997. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 24, 1998. Claimed by Atlanta from NY Islanders in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Traded to Philadelphia by Atlanta with Atlanta's 3rd (later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Tyler Redenbach) and 7th (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Joe Pavelski) round choices in 2003 Entry Draft for Francis Lessard, March 15, 2002.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic