*2nd on team in faceoff %
*Skated season high 16:35 at DAL (11/28)
*Registered season high 4 shots at TB (11/22) and vs. SJ (10/30)
*Recorded two points (1-1=2) vs. BUF (11/13)
*Notched first two goals of season and won 11 of 16 faceoffs vs. SJ (10/30)
*Tallied 3 hits and won 8-of-13 faceoffs at BOS (10/28)
WHL East First All-Star Team (2004) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2004)
Traded to Minnesota by Edmonton with Edmonton's 6th round choice (Darcy Kuemper) in 2009 Entry Draft for Dallas's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Edmonton selected Kyle Bigos) in 2009 Entry Draft and Minnesota's 5th round choice (Olivier Roy) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 27, 2009.
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