Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, May 29, 2007. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 21, 2011. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from NY Islanders, February 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 19, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Orebro (Sweden), August 6, 2013.
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