Traded to Atlanta by Montreal with Montreal's 4th round choice (later traded back to Montreal - Montreal selected Olivier Archambault) in 2011 Entry Draft for Brent Sopel and Nigel Dawes, February 24, 2011. Transferred to Winnipeg after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 21, 2011. Claimed on waivers by Anaheim from Winnipeg, November 10, 2011. Claimed on waivers by Winnipeg from Anaheim, December 6, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Oulu (Finland), August 12, 2013.
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