Traded to Calgary by NY Islanders with Tyrone Garner and Calgary's 6th round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected Ilja Demidov) in 1997 Entry Draft for Robert Reichel, March 18, 1997. Traded to Chicago by Calgary with Eric Andersson and Jamie Allison for Jeff Shantz and Steve Dubinsky, October 27, 1998. Traded to Anaheim by Chicago for Toronto's 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Washington Washington selected Ryan Vanbuskirk) in 2000 Entry Draft, October 27, 1998. Traded to Boston by Anaheim for Boston's 3rd round choice (later traded to Nashville later traded to Detroit Detroit selected Valtteri Filppula) in 2002 Entry Draft, March 6, 2002.
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