CCHA First All-Star Team (1975, 1977) CCHA Second All-Star Team (1976) CCHA Player of the Year (1977) NHL First All-Star Team (1981) Lester B. Pearson Award (1981) NHL Second All-Star Team (1987)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1981)
Selected by New England (WHA) in 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1976. WHA rights traded to Cincinnati (WHA) by New England (WHA) for Greg Carroll and Bryan Maxwell, May, 1977. Reclaimed by St. Louis from Cincinnati (WHA) prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Traded to Hartford by St. Louis with Jorgen Pettersson for Mark Johnson and Greg Millen, February 21, 1985. Traded to Washington by Hartford for Yvon Corriveau, March 6, 1990.
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