Named to a Canadian team for the seventh time in his career -- won gold medals at the 2002 Olympics, 1997 World Championship and 1993 World Junior Championship. Also named to the Canadian team at the 2004 World Cup, but did not play due to injury.
First international experience was at the Phoenix Cup Under-18 tournament in Japan in 1991 - Canada won a silver medal.
Served as an alternate captain on the 2002 Olympic gold medal team.
Lists Canada's gold medal win over the U.S. as one of the most memorable games he has played in.
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