Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, May 31, 1985. Traded to Winnipeg by New Jersey with New Jersey's 7th round choice (Doug Evans) in 1989 Entry Draft for Steve Rooney and Winnipeg's 3rd round choice (Brad Bombardir) in 1990 Entry Draft, July 19, 1988. Traded to Chicago by Winnipeg for Chicago's 4th round choice (Allain Roy) in 1989 Entry Draft, January 19, 1989. Traded to Pittsburgh by Chicago for future considerations, March 6, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 5, 1990.
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