Traded to NY Rangers by Carolina with Andrew Hutchinson and Carolina's 3rd round choice (Evgeny Grachev) in 2008 Entry Draft for Matt Cullen, July 17, 2007. Missed majority of 2007-08 and 2008-09 due to a knee injury.
It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.
— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players