Brother of Fred and Jim
Claimed by Vancouver (WHL) from Chicago in Reverse Draft, June, 1969. NHL rights transferred to Vancouver after NHL club purchased Vancouver (WHL) franchise, December 19, 1969. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.
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