Traded to Kamloops (WHL) by Spokane (WHL) for Ryan Thorpe, February 1, 1999. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to shoulder injury in off-season training, July 15, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Anchorage (WCHL), February 21, 2003 with Chicago retaining NHL rights. Traded to Florida by Chicago for future considerations, March 2, 2004.
I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.
— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday