NHL Second All-Star Team (1974)
Traded to Detroit (Hershey-AHL) by Boston with Ed Chadwick for Bob Perreault, June, 1962. Missed entire 1966-67 due to back surgery, September, 1966. Traded to Philadelphia by Pittsburgh (Hershey-AHL) for Darryl Edestrand and Larry McKillop, May 22, 1970. Suffered career-ending eye injury in playoff game vs. NY Rangers, April 28, 1974.
You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals