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.
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets