-Was called up to the Nashville Predators on January 17, his first career NHL call-up.
-Has 19 points (2g-17a) in 38 games this season with the Admirals.
-His 19 points put him in the Top 20 among all AHL defensemen.
-Tied for sixth among AHL defensemen in goals (11) and for ninth in power-play goals (6) during his first full season with Milwaukee in 2013-14.
-Did not miss a game during his two-year collegiate career at Northeastern University (Hockey East) from 2010-11, compiling 35 points (7g-28a) in 72 games.
-Played 13 years in the Apple Core (N.Y) development system that also produced current Preds forward Eric Nystrom.
-On Twitter: @ABitetto7
You get the right 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