Traded to Florida by Tampa Bay for Florida's 7th round choice (Marek Priechodsky) in 2000 Entry Draft, June 1, 2000. Loaned to Edmonton (AHL) by Florida (San Antonio-AHL), January 3, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), October 3, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Mora (Sweden), November 11, 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