Though known primarily as a sniper Alexander Ovechkin has also made quite a name for himself in his NHL career as a punishing hitter as well, and many times when he shows up on the highlight reel it is for a crushing bodycheck rather than a goal.
Today, in the round robin Olympic men’s hockey game between the Czech Republic and Russia Jaromir Jagr found out firsthand just how much punch the Great 8 packs. Ovechkin absolutely crushed the Czech star at center ice, laying out Jagr, and causing a turnover that led to a Russian 2 on 1 and an eventual goal by linemate Evgeni Malkin.
Missed the hit? Check out the footage of the Ovechkin hit on Jagr below: