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The NHL's Most Rugged Players

Alex Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin
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The term "hard-hitting sniper" is often an oxymoron, but NHL's most electrifying goal-scorer (he netted 56 this season, leading the league for the second year in a row) isn't shy about dishing hits (he ranked ninth during the regular season, and third in the playoffs after two rounds). He also has a taste for glass, often leaping into it after scoring a goal.
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