WHL West First All-Star Team (2002)
Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 6, 2002. Traded to Colorado by Anaheim with Anaheim's 4th round choice (Raymond Macias) in 2005 Entry Draft for Martin Skoula, February 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 1, 2008. Missed majority of 2009-10 and entire 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons due to upper body injury.
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