AHL All-Rookie Team (2000)
Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (Russia), September 25, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 3, 2008. Traded to Phoenix by NY Rangers with Nigel Dawes and Petr Prucha for Derek Morris, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Ufa (KHL), July 21, 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