Tallied an assist vs. PIT (1/28) ... Earned an assist at DAL (1/17) ... Tallied an assist at NSH (1/16) ... Earned an assist at PHI (1/8) ... Registered seven hits at TOR (1/7) ... Scored his career-high third goal of the season vs. FLA (1/4) ... Earned two points (1g, 1a) at CBJ (12/18) ... Earned an assist vs. CBJ (12/11) ... Scored his first goal of the season at NJ (12/6) ... Registered three hits and was (+1) at COL (11/20) ... Recorded an assist at CHI (11/7) ... Earned an assist at CGY (10/25) ... Recorded 15:34 of ice time at EDM (10/22) ... Recorded 20:39 of ice time vs. FLA (10/18) ... Blocked three shots in 18:44 of ice time vs. NJ (10/16) ... Tallied five blocked shots in 23:10 of ice time vs. SJ (10/14) ... Earned an assist and was (+1) in 20:21 of ice time at BOS (10/11) ... Recorded five blocked shots in 22:57 of ice time vs. MTL (10/9).
WHL East Second All-Star Team (2007) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2007) WHL East First All-Star Team (2008) WHL Defenseman of the Year (2008) WHL Player of the Year (2008) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2008) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (2008)
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