|NUMBER:||53||BIRTHDATE:||August 24, 1978|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Edmonton, AB, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||210||DRAFTED:||CGY / 1996 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (13th overall)|
It's very special, obviously; there is draft day and then there's the day that you sign your first deal. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm very honored to be able to do that."