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Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 12/20/2010

Alex Ovechkin is memorable

This week's "Year in Sports" issue of Sports Illustrated comes out Wednesday, and it features a photo essay on the year's 10 most memorable athletes -- including Caps star Alex Ovechkin -- by longtime sports photographer Walter Iooss Jr.

Of Ovechkin, Iooss said: "I wanted to shoot Ovechkin because of his face. It's perfect for a photographer, one of those can't-miss faces."

(Yeah, we know.)

The other athletes on the list are Manny Pacquiao, Shaun White, Landon Donovan, Kim Yu-Na, Drew Brees, Dustin Johnson, Kevin Durant and Kelly Slater. For some reason, the 10th name was left off in the email from SI, so apologies in advance if it ends up being Sidney Crosby.

Update: It's Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum.

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