NHL All-Rookie Team (1991) NHL First All-Star Team (1994) Frank J. Selke Trophy (1994, 1996) Lester B. Pearson Award (1994) Hart Memorial Trophy (1994)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1992, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003)
Missed majority of 1997-98 season after failing to come to contract terms with Detroit. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 19, 2003. Traded to Columbus by Anaheim with Anaheim's 5th round choice (Maxime Frechette) in 2006 Entry Draft for Tyler Wright and Francois Beauchemin, November 15, 2005. Traded to Washington by Columbus for Ted Ruth, February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (KHL), June 25, 2009.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp