Recalled from New Haven (Can-Am) by Mtl. Maroons to coach in Tommy Gorman's absence, January 3, 1936. Traded to Montreal by Mtl. Maroons with Toe Blake and the rights to Ken Grivel for Lorne Chabot, February, 1936.
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