Traded to Erie (OHL) by Windsor (OHL) with Stephen Valiquette for Craig Jolbert, Jason Polera and Jeff Kapitanchuk, December 17, 1997. Traded to Sarnia (OHL) by Erie (OHL) for Andrew Proskurnicki, Juliys Halfkenny and Sarnia's 4th round choice (Bryan Sansom) in 2000 OHL Priority Draft, January 12, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Boston, June 21, 1999. Missed majority of 1999-2000 and 2000-01 due to knee injury suffered in practice, December 22, 1999.
It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy. Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.
— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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