Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), September 24, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, August 22, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 22, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 11, 2005. Traded to Columbus by Calgary for Cale Hulse, February 28, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Straubing (Germany), July 29, 2006.
You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.
— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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