Signed as a free agent by Chicago, June 4, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 18, 2006. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to broken jaw at NY Rangers, November 17, 2009 and as a healthy reserve. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Abbotsford (AHL), November 10, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 1, 2011.
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