'"He's a good skater," Ruff said. "He finishes his checks. He's a guy that can play in both ends of the rink. He's a smart player. It is about the way the game is played now, finishing checks and trying to work hard, take the puck to the net, pay the price around the net. When he combines that with playing a good defensive game and scoring the amount of goals he does, he's a commodity."'
The Sabres Report - June 2, 2004