Signed as a free agent by Toledo (ECHL), October 5, 2006. Signed to PTO (professional tryout) contract by Manitoba (AHL), December 2, 2006. Loaned to Iowa (AHL) by Toledo (ECHL), December 29, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (AHL), February 2, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 26, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 5, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 6, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), July 11, 2014.
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