Named Best Goaltender at WJC-A (1994) OHL All-Rookie Team (1992) OHL First All-Star Team (1994) NHL All-Rookie Team (1998, 1999)
Played 8 seconds of playoff game vs. Colorado, April 29, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, October 3, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Springfield (AHL), September 29, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 22, 2005.
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