Minnesota High School All-State, All-Metro and All-Conference Player of the Year (1996) WCHA All-Rookie Team (1997) AHL All-Rookie Team (2001)
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 30, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 6, 2007. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve. Officially announced his retirement, June 20, 2014.
When somebody goes out and is there to score goals, but is also there to make some big hits, fight, do all of those things, and he has a great mustache, it was great to see him get that hit and get everybody going.
— Colin Wilson on teammate Eric Nystrom, who scored a goal in Predators' win vs. Kings