Played in NHL All-Star Game (1956)
Missed majority of 1953-54 due to shoulder injury vs. Detroit, December 25, 1953. Suffered eventual career-ending leg injury in exhibition game vs. Montreal, September 24, 1956.
You get the right 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