Signed as a free agent by Toronto, May 27, 2004. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to shoulder surgery, October 10, 2006. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 17, 2008. Traded to Pittsburgh by St. Louis for Danny Richmond, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Boston, September 9, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Zug (Swiss), May 20, 2010.
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