Traded to Philadelphia by NY Rangers with Jan Hlavac, Pavel Brendl and NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (Stefan Ruzicka) in 2003 Entry Draft for Eric Lindros, August 20, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Ambri-Piotta (Swiss), September 18, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2006. Traded to Chicago by Minnesota with Nick Leddy for Cam Barker, February 12, 2010.
It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun.
— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday