Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 14, 1998. Traded to Phoenix by St. Louis for Phoenix's 5th round choice (Lee Stempniak) in 2003 Entry Draft, June 21, 2003. Traded to Toronto by Phoenix with Boston's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Matt Frattin) in 2007 Entry Draft for Mikael Tellqvist, November 29, 2006.
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets