Selected by Toronto (WHA) in 1975 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1975. Transferred to Birmingham (WHA) after Toronto (WHA) franchise relocated, June 30, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Quebec (WHA), September 29, 1978. Rights retained by Quebec prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979.
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