Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Rights traded to Chicago by Colorado for Chicago's 2nd round choice (Phillippe Sauve) in 1998 Entry Draft, July 10, 1996. Traded to Pittsburgh by Chicago for Greg Johnson, October 27, 1997. Missed majority of 1998-99 due to knee injury vs. Houston (IHL), October 16, 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