2014-15: Scored first goal of season on opening night vs. Montreal. Had first multi-point game (2 assists) of season Oct. 28 vs. Buffalo. Ranks 3rd among Maple Leaf defencemen in points (15). Skated in 100th NHL game Dec. 10 at Detroit. Played career-high 24:32 Jan. 28 at New Jersey.
Season Stats: Home: 26 GP, 4-7-11 Road: 23 GP, 0-4-4
Career as a Maple Leaf: 122 GP, 6-36-42
Career Highs (single game)
Goals - 1 (5X - 11/29/14 vs. WSH)
Assists - 2 (3X - 10/28/14 vs. BUF)
Points - 2 (7X - 11/29/14 vs. WSH)
2011-12: Won Gold Medal with Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
2012-13: Named WHL Defenceman of the Year (East) and WHL (East) First Team All-Star
2013-14: Ranked 2nd among NHL rookie defencemen in assists and 6th in points...Scored 1st NHL goal Dec. 16 at PIT (Fleury)...Made NHL debut Oct. 5 vs. OTT...Played 8 games for Canada at the World Hockey Championships collecting 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists). Nazem Kadri and James Reimer were also part of Team Canada.
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