Drafted 3rd overall in 1995, in a draft in which many felt he was the best prospect in the entire draft. A few quotes from Kings GM Sam McMaster in the '95 Draft Review issue of THN: "He's the best, young defenseman to come out of Europe ever, a franchise defenseman." "At 18, he can hit like Scott Stevens and skate like Paul Coffey." "He likes to hurt people and he has tremendous offensive skill." Seriously..? I watched him quite a few times throughout the course of his NHL career, and he was honestly one of the worst players I have ever watched play in the NHL. I know it can be hard to judge prospects at such a young age, but I can't for the life of me figure out how he was such a highly touted prospect. Does anyone here remember following him during his draft season? Was the hype at that time justified?