Traded to Florida by Washington with future considerations for Esa Tikkanen, March 9, 1998. Traded to Tampa Bay by Florida with Ryan Johnson for Mike Sillinger, March 14, 2000. Claimed on waivers by Calgary from Tampa Bay, October 3, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, November 30, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, October 21, 2003.
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