Brother of Boris
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1998)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Toronto with Toronto's 2nd round choice (later traded to New Jersey New Jersey selected Josh DeWolf) in 1996 Entry Draft for Larry Murphy, July 8, 1995. Traded to Anaheim by Pittsburgh with Shawn Antoski for Alex Hicks and Fredrik Olausson, November 19, 1996. Traded to Detroit by Anaheim for Jamie Pushor and Detroit's 4th round choice (Viktor Wallin) in 1998 Entry Draft, March 24, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 29, 1998. Missed majority of 2000-01 season and entire 2001-02 due to back injury vs. Tampa Bay, January 23, 2001.
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