Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), June 12, 2007. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, May 5, 2009. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers for Kris Newbury, March 3, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Connecticut (AHL), October 6, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Connecticut (AHL), November 7, 2011.
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets