Capitals’ Defensive Prospect Alex Alexeyev Scores First KHL Goal


Photo: Salavat

Washington Capitals defensive prospect Alex Alexeyev scored his first career KHL goal on Monday against Barys.

The goal came at 12:31 of the middle frame.

Alexeyev was also elevated to the top defensive pair on Monday. This was his second game  played on the top pair, but the first game at 1LD.

Alexeyev was asked about playing for Salavat, and his first KHL tally following the game.

“Thanks to the fans for their loyalty, for their support, for the fact that they immediately supported me. There is a great atmosphere here, they always “get sick” and support. For me, the match turned out to be a little crumpled. I scored a goal, played well, but retired in the end.”

Alexeyev continues to get increased minutes as the season progresses, and top minutes on Salvat’s first power play and penalty kill units. Offensively for the season he has a goal and two assists. [Click to enlarge]

The Capitals loaned Alexeyev to Salavat Yuleav Ufa on September 3. He will return to north America when Capitals training camp begins, which is right now scheduled for early December.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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