Ottawa fans were unimpressed after his rookie season and felt Bryan Murray was cashing in. He was also playing with Wade Redden.
His offense is unimpressive in TB, but all things considered he can be a quality guy for you. If he gets back to being a 30+ point getter for us then you're looking at a decent contract if his defensive play matches. He was 22 when he left Ottawa, and his rough year was the classic sophomore season.
I wanted him when he moved to TB, and was frustrated at the time because it made too much sense for us to have gone for him. Then we gave up a 1st for Eminger... ended up giving up Downie, etc.