Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2000) OHL First All-Star Team (2002)
Missed majority of 2004-05 due to elbow injury vs. Milwaukee (AHL), February 5, 2005. Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota for Dan Fritsche, January 29, 2009. Claimed on waivers by Toronto from NY Rangers, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Novosibirsk (KHL), August 22, 2009.
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