QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1997) AHL All-Rookie Team (1999)
Rights traded to Chicago by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 5th round choice (later traded to Philadelphia Philadelphia selected Francis Belanger) in 1998 Entry Draft for Dmitri Nabokov, May 30, 1998. Traded to Buffalo by Chicago with Doug Gilmour for Michal Grosek, March 10, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), February 9, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 29, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), October 26, 2011.
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