Traded to Nashville by Montreal for Nashville's 2nd round choice (Jacob De Rose) in 2013 Entry Draft and Montreal's 5th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Patrik Bartosak) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Chelyabinsk (KHL), September 14, 2012.
You get the right the 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