NHL defender who was selected first overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1996 Entry Draft.
He began playing in the Alberta Junior Hockey League at the age of 15.
His rookie year with the Prince Albert Raiders saw him record 10 goals and 40 points in 61 games, boosting the team to the Conference Finals.
He fathered a son and two daughters with his wife Erin.
He was a longtime teammate of Daniel Alfredsson on the Ottawa Senators.