- Was recalled from Lake Erie (AHL) on Jan. 29.
- Represented the Monsters in the AHL All-Star Classic on Jan. 26 in Utica, N.Y.
- Was leading the Monsters with 12 goals and ranked second in scoring with 26 points (12g/14a) in 40 games.
- Was also pacing the team with seven power-play goals.
- Has appeared in 58 career NHL games with the Avalanche over the last three seasons, tallying 18 points (6g/12a).
- Scored a goal in his lone game with Colorado last season on April 13, 2014 at Anaheim.
- Led all Lake Erie defensemen with 14 goals in 2013-14.
- Scored the game-winning goal in his NHL debut on Nov. 26, 2011 vs. Edmonton.
- Was the WHL Defenseman of the Year in his final season with the Saskatoon Blades in 2010-11.
Canadian Major Junior Scholastic Player of the Year (2009) WHL East First All-Star Team (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