He also amassed 102 minutes in penalties, indicating his physical style of play, a nature which unfortunately led to it’s fair share of injuries.
With 193 games, 111 goals, 138 assists and 249 points under his belt, Cheechoo’s incredibly successful junior career had come to an end, and it became time for Cheechoo to begin his professional hockey career.
Traded to Ottawa by San Jose with Milan Michalek and San Jose's 2nd round pick (later traded to NY Islanders, later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Kent Simpson) in 2010 NHL Draft for Dany Heatley and Ottawa's 5th round pick (Isaac Mac Leod) in 2010 NHL Draft, September 12, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Oklahoma City (AHL), January 20, 2013.
Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Worcester (AHL), October 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Zagreb (KHL), July 9, 2013.
Come 2002-03, after an additional nine games with the Barons, Cheechoo was promoted to the NHL by the Sharks.