OHL First All-Star Team (1992) NHL Foundation Player Award (2003)
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to hernia injury vs. Dallas, November 10, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 2, 2005. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to recurring hernia injury. Signed as a free agent by Flint (IHL), January 9, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (AHL), February 4, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, February 25, 2008. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to recurring hernia injury. Officially announced his retirement, December 7, 2009.
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