Missed entire 1978-79 season recovering from broken wrist, September, 1978. Traded to Toronto by Washington with Robert Picard and Washington's 2nd round choice (Bob McGill) in 1980 Entry Draft for Mike Palmateer and Toronto's 3rd round choice (Torrie Robertson) in 1980 Entry Draft, June 11, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, October 13, 1981. Suspended for entire 1982-83 season for attack on referee Bob Hall, April 24, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 2, 1983.
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