AHL First All-Star Team (1971)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1973, 1974, 1975)
Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers with Wayne Hillman and Dan Seguin for Dave Balon, June 12, 1968. Traded to California by Minnesota with Walt McKechnie for Dennis Hextall, May 20, 1971. Traded to Chicago by California for Jim Pappin and Chicago's 3rd round choice (Guy Lash) in 1977 Amateur Draft, June 1, 1975.
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