While much of the focus surrounding the Capitals has been on young defensemen Madison Bowey and Tyler Lewington, who scored their first NHL goals in Saturday night’s game against the Ottawa Senators, one of the team’s top defensive prospects scored a goal of his own on the International stage on Sunday night.
Alexander Alexeyev, the Capitals’ first-round pick (31st overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, scored a goal in Russia’s World Junior Championship Preliminary Round game against Switzerland on Sunday night on the power play, which can be seen below:
The goal put the Russians up 5-3 in a game they would win 7-4 and was Alexeyev’s first of the tournament and his second point of the game (he added an assist earlier in the game). Through three games in the tournament, Alexeyev has one goal and three assists for four points, and heading into tonight’s game, was a plus-3 through two games. In 30 games played with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League, Alexeyev has seven goals and 24 assists for 31 points, with a plus-16 rating.
By Michael Fleetwood