Traded to Pittsburgh by Columbus for Brian Holzinger, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), September 30, 2004. Assigned to Kloten (Swiss) by Pittsburgh, January 20, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Malmo (Sweden), June 17, 2006.
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