Signed to an ATO (amateur tryout) contract by Manitoba (AHL), March 22, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, November 9, 2005. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to recurring groin injury. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to viral infection. Granted indefinite leave of absence by Vancouver, November 25, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 4, 2011. Passed away on August 15, 2011.
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