Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, August 19, 1999. Claimed by Columbus from Edmonton in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Traded to NY Rangers by Columbus for Jean-Francois Labbe, November 9, 2000. Traded to Nashville by NY Rangers for Ryan Tobler, March 7, 2001. Traded to Anaheim by Nashville for Jay Legault, December 4, 2001. Traded to Pittsburgh by Anaheim for Mark Moore, March 8, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Ilves Tampere (Finland), 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