Capitals’ 2018 First-Round Pick Alexander Alexeyev Scores and Adds Assist in World Junior Championship Game Against Switzerland, Helps Russia Win 7-4

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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

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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6 Responses to Capitals’ 2018 First-Round Pick Alexander Alexeyev Scores and Adds Assist in World Junior Championship Game Against Switzerland, Helps Russia Win 7-4

  1. Great that he is doing well both in juniors and in international play. Such a promising young blueliner for the future!

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