WCJHL First All-Star Team (1968)
Claimed by NY Islanders from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Claimed by Quebec from NY Islanders in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, November 12, 1980. Missed majority of 1981-82 season recovering from knee injury suffered in game vs. Detroit, October 15, 1981. Officially announced retirement, December 1, 1982.
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