Signed as a free agent by Martin (Slovak-2), October 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Vsetin (CzRep), October 7, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Malmo (Sweden), January 28, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Cherepovets (Russia), September 2, 2005.
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs