Son of Syl
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1975)
Attended Queens University while playing with Kingston (OHA-Sr.) Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers with Sheldon Kannegiesser for Glen Sather, January 26, 1971. Traded to Los Angeles by Pittsburgh with Hartland Monahan for Dave Schultz, Gene Carr and L.A. Kings' 4th round choice (Shane Pearsall) in 1978 Amateur Draft, November 2, 1977.
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