NHL All-Rookie Team (1991) NHL First All-Star Team (1994) Frank J. Selke Trophy (1994, 1996) Lester B. Pearson Award (1994) Hart Memorial Trophy (1994)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1992, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003)
Missed majority of 1997-98 season after failing to come to contract terms with Detroit. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 19, 2003. Traded to Columbus by Anaheim with Anaheim's 5th round choice (Maxime Frechette) in 2006 Entry Draft for Tyler Wright and Francois Beauchemin, November 15, 2005. Traded to Washington by Columbus for Ted Ruth, February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (KHL), June 25, 2009.
I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.
— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday