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While forward Garnet Hathaway was busy scoring his first goal as a member of the Washington Capitals, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Capitals 2018 first-round pick Alexander Alexeyev was busy making a first impression of his own for the Caps’ American Hockey League affiliate Hershey Bears.
In his first professional season and first with the Hershey Bears, Alexeyev scored his first career goal early in the first period of the Chocolate and White’s home opener against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Taking a nifty backhand pass from forward Garrett Pilon, Alexeyev fired a wrist shot past Penguins netminder Casey DeSmith to give the Bears an early 1-0 lead. Drafted by the Capitals with the 31st overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Alexeyev is in his first professional season after signing his entry-level contract before last season, and spending the last three seasons with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League, with whom he recorded 105 points in 135 games played.
“What a amazing feeling to play my first pro game and score first pro goal 🐻🍫,” Alexeyev said after the game on Twitter.
What a amazing feeling to play my first pro game and score first pro goal 🐻🍫 https://t.co/Db0q1wylhZ
— Alex_Alexeyev (@Alexeyev04) October 6, 2019
By Michael Fleetwood