Signed as a free agent by Washington, May 26, 2009. Traded to Florida by Washington with Washington's 3rd round choice (Jonathan Racine) in 2011 Entry Draft for Dennis Wideman, February 28, 2011. Traded to Dallas by Florida with Florida's 5th round choice (Henri Kiviaho) in 2012 Entry Draft for Krys Barch and Dallas' 6th round choice (later traded to Nashville Nahville selected Simon Fernholm) in 2012 Entry Draft, December 7, 2011.
Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.
— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season