AHL First All-Star Team (1989) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (AHL fewest goals against) (1989) (shared with Francois Gravel) Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (AHL Outstanding Goaltender) (1989)
Traded to Edmonton by Montreal for cash, October 2, 1989.
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