Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 7, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), October 15, 2010. Signed as a free agrent by Ambri-Piotta (Swiss), January 23, 2011. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 30, 2011. Traded to Minnesota by New Jersey with Kurtis Foster, Nick Palmieri, Washington's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Raphael Bussieres) in 2012 Entry Draft and New Jersey's 3rd round choice (later traded to NY Islanders NY Islanders selected Eamon McAdam) in 2013 Entry Draft for Marek Zidlicky, February 24, 2012.