Brother of Tomas
Traded to Atlanta by Los Angeles with Donald Audette for Kelly Buchberger and Nelson Emerson, March 13, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kladno (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), January 31, 2005. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to off-season shoulder surgery. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to various injuries. Signed as a free agent by Kladno (CzRep), August 28, 2009.
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