Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), January 31, 2005. Traded to Buffalo by Calgary for Buffalo's 3rd round choice (John Armstrong) in 2006 Entry Draft, August 25, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 1, 2010. Officially announced his retirement, August 29, 2013.
I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.
— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday