USHL Rookie of the Year (1997) USHL Goaltender of the Year (1997) USHL Player of the Year (1997) (co-winner - Jeff Panzer) WCHA First All-Star Team (1998, 2000) WCHA Rookie of the Year (1998) NCAA West First All-American Team (1998, 2000) WCHA Second All-Star Team (1999) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (AHL fewest goals against) (2009) (shared with Cory Schneider)
Signed as a free agent by Columbus, May 7, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), September 16, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 17, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Wilkes-Barre (AHL), October 3, 2007.
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