Signed as a free agent by Colorado, August 8, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 19, 2003. Traded to NY Rangers by Florida for Paul Healey, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, September 1, 2005. Spent majority of 2005-06 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Tilburg (Netherlands), October 18, 2006.
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