'You're projected to be a first round pick in the upcoming NHL entry draft. Does that put any more pressure on you to perform well in the NCAA post-season? Well, it's definitely an honor to be considered such a high draft pick. But, being drafted at all is such a privilege that I am thankful I will have an opportunity to do so. It doesn't really put that much pressure on me at all though. I don't think about anything but playing as well as I can every night and helping the team to the best of my abilities.'
The Sabres Report - June 26, 2004