CCHA Second All-Star Team (2006, 2007) CCHA First All-Star Team (2008) NCAA West First All-American Team (2008)
Traded to Nashville by Minnesota with Minnesota's 2nd round choice (Charles-Olivier Roussel) in 2009 Entry Draft for Marek Zidlicky, July 1, 2008. Claimed on waivers by Edmonton from Nashville, March 3, 2010.
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