Alexander Ovechkin has had quite a roller coaster ride in his hockey career. Many people across D.C. and the hockey world have speculated on his efforts over the last few years, claiming he hasn't given it his all.
Regardless of the efforts, we have seen what Ovechkin can do. He has one of the most electrifying styles of hockey we have seen in a while. His full arsenal containing jaw-dropping goals and bone-crushing hits have been featured on highlight reels ever since he was drafted No. 1 overall in the 2004 NHL draft by the Washington Capitals.
With the lockout in full stride due to massive amounts of disagreements by both the NHL and NHLPA, we are unable to witness any more memorable moments for the time being. I figured this was the least I could do for hockey fans.
As a diehard hockey fan myself, I must admit sad emotions were flowing through me as I put this together. Right about now, I pictured myself relaxing in a lounge chair with my feet propped up watching whatever hockey games were on the agenda for the evening.
Instead, I find myself watching the NHL Network as well as ESPN.com and EA Sports' collaboration of a simulated season through a video game.
With that said, Ovechkin has lit the lamp 349 times so far through seven seasons in the NHL.
Here are 10 of the most memorable, in my opinion.