Claimed by Nashville from Dallas in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Traded to Edmonton by Nashville for Phoenix's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Nashville selected Matt Koalska) in 2000 Entry Draft, June 12, 2000. Missed majority of 2000-01 season after volunteering to enter NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse Program, March 26, 2001.
Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.
— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season