USHL Player of the Year (1994) WCHA First All-Star Team (1997, 1998, 1999) NCAA West Second All-American Team (1998) WCHA Player of the Year (1999) NCAA West First All-American Team (1999) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (2008)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007)
Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, April 20, 1999. Traded to NY Islanders by Los Angeles for NY Islanders' 5th round choice (Joel Andresen) in 2002 Entry Draft, January 3, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), December 1, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2007. Traded to Anaheim by Toronto with Vesa Toskala for Jean-Sebastien Giguere, January 31, 2010.
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