WCHA First All-Star Team (1983) WCHA Most Valuable Player (1983)
Signed as a free agent by Washington, February 21, 1984. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, June 12, 1987. Traded to Quebec by Chicago for Mike Eagles, July 5, 1988. Traded to Washington by Quebec for future considerations, June 17, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, December 1, 1990.
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