Rarely in hockey do we see a perfect combination of size, strength, speed and skill such as we do with Ovechkin.
Since he burst upon the scene for the 2005-2006 season, Ovi has been considered one of, if not, the best players in all the world—and for good reason. He is one of the most deadly snipers in the game, he plays at a breakneck pace and he will absolutely lay out the opposition with a punishing check. He is fearless and is a formidable opponent to say the least.
The only thing missing from his resume, much to the chagrin of Caps fans everywhere, is a Stanley Cup championship.
While the current lockout threatens the chances of Ovi winning the Cup this year, one has to figure that with his talent and tenacity, winning a Cup is more a question of when and not if.
Through 553 regular season games, the Great Eight has scored 339 goals and notched 340 assists. In the playoffs, he has scored 30 goals, with 29 assists, in his 51 playoff games.
During this time, Ovi has had some truly spectacular moments, some electrifying goals and some plays that will live in the hearts and minds of Caps' fans forever.
In fact, whittling those moments down to his 10 best is a true chore. My Top 10 list could be very different from yours, although I suspect there would be quite a bit of overlap.
What follows though are, in my opinion, the Top 10 moments of Alexander Ovechkin's career. Some are in here for historical perspective, some are in here for the sheer magnitude of the performance and some are in here simply based on what I call "Wow" factor.
So, for your enjoyment here are the Top 10 moments from the career (so far) of Alexander Ovechkin.