OHL All-Rookie Team (1996) OHL Second All-Star Team (1997)
Traded to Edmonton by Washington for a Edmonton's 4th round choice (later traded to Anaheim Anaheim selected Brandon Rogers) in 2001 Entry Draft, February 4, 2000.
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