USSR Rookie of the Year (1987) Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year IHL) (1993)
Claimed by Nashville from Anaheim in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Traded to Edmonton by Nashville with Jim Dowd for Eric Fichaud, Drake Berehowsky and Greg de Vries, October 1, 1998. Traded to Phoenix by Edmonton for Phoenix's 5th round choice (later traded to Nashville Nashville selected Matt Koalska) in 2000 Entry Draft, March 11, 1999. Traded to Florida by Phoenix with Phoenix's 4th round choice (Chris Eade) in 2000 Entry Draft for Sean Burke and Florida's 5th round choice (Nate Kiser) in 2000 Entry Draft, November 18, 1999.
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