Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 23, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 22, 1995. Traded to Tampa Bay by Calgary for Tyler Moss, March 18, 1997. Traded to Vancouver by Tampa Bay for Enrico Ciccone, March 14, 1998. Traded to Phoenix by Vancouver for future considerations, March 8, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 9, 1999. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to concussion vs. Albany (AHL), October 13, 2000.
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