NAJHL All-League First All-Star Team (2000) Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2003) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2003)
Signed as a free agent by SaiPa (Finland), May 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 20, 2006. Missed entire 2006-07 due to knee injury in the pre-season. Traded to San Jose by Carolina for fiuture considerations, February 8, 2008.
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