Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 10, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 24, 2006. Traded to Anaheim by Vancouver for Colby Genoway, January 24, 2007. Traded to Tampa Bay by Anaheim for Doug O'Brien, February 27, 2007.
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