Rights transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Traded to Tampa Bay by Phoenix for Todd Warriner, June 18, 2001. Traded to Ottawa by Tampa Bay for Andre Roy and Ottawa's 6th round choice (Paul Ranger) in 2002 Entry Draft, March 15, 2002.
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