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.
There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury