WHL West First All-Star Team (2000) NHL All-Rookie Team (2004)
Traded to NY Islanders by Anaheim for Columbus' 4th round choice (previously acquired, Anaheim selected Jonas Ronnqvist) in 2000 Entry Draft, May 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Nykoping (Sweden-2), November 8, 2004. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to knee injury vs. Columbus, November 24, 2010. Traded to New Jersey by NY Islanders for Brian Rolston, July 28. 2011. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, September 30. 2011.
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