Left University of Maine (H-East) and signed with Seattle (WHL), August 7, 2000. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, June 16, 2001. Traded to Dallas by NY Rangers with Manny Malhotra for Martin Rucinsky and Roman Lyashenko, March 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 25, 2004.
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets