WCHA First All-Star Team (1995, 1996) NCAA West Second All-American Team (1995) NCAA West First All-American Team (1996)
Traded to Los Angeles by Detroit for Los Angeles' 6th round choice (Per Backer) in 2000 Entry Draft, October 22, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 27, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Sheffield (Britain), September 21, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Belfast (Britain), August 8, 2002.
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