Traded to Ottawa by Chicago for Denis Chasse, the rights to Kevin Bolibruck and Ottawa's 6th round choice (traded back to Ottawa Ottawa selected Chris Neil) in 1998 Entry Draft, March 18, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Manitoba (IHL), August 24, 1999.
It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun..
— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday