Ruled ineligible to play 1998-99 season by NCAA due to appearance with Lethbridge (WHL) in 1995-96. Signed as a free agent by Portland (AHL), November 6, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Washington, March 20, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Reading (ECHL), December 10, 2004. Traded to Idaho (ECHL) by Reading (ECHL) for future considerations (David Morisset, June 4, 2005), March 22, 2005.
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