Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (2000) (shared with Jean-Francois Labbe)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 15, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 28, 2000. Traded to Los Angeles by Atlanta for future considerations, September 15, 2003. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to finger injury vs. Phoenix, December 31, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Liberec (CzRep), May 18, 2004.
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