Minnesota High School - Player of the Year (1992) WCHA First All-Star Team (1995, 1996) WCHA - Player of the Year (1995, 1996) NCAA West First All-American Team (1995, 1996) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (1996) IHL Second All-Star Team (2001)
Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, September 9, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 6, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Worcester (AHL), December 17, 2004.
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