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.
If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.
— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday