Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, May 3, 2012. Traded to Washington by Anaheim with Anaheim's 4th round choice (later traded back to Anaheim, later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Brent Moran) in 2014 Entry Draft for Mathieu Perreault, September 29, 2013. Traded to Phoenix by Washington with Martin Erat for Rostislav Klesla, Chris Brown and Phoenix/Arizona's 4th round choice (later traded to Carolina Carolina selected Callum Booth) in 2015 Entry Draft, March 4, 2014.
You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.
— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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