Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, June 27, 1996. Claimed by New Jersey from Philadelphia in NHL Waiver Draft, September 28, 1997. Played w/ RHI's Edmonton Sled Dogs (5-4-6-10-2) and Las Vegas Flash (9-5-7-12-34) in 1994.
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