Capitals Prospect Bogdan Trineyev: The First Interviews – “He (Ovechkin) Is A Living Legend”


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The Washington Capitals selected Bogdan Trineyev of MHK Dynamo Moscow with their 4th round pick (#117 overall). Since being selected, the 6’3” forward has continued play in Russia’s MHL (KHL minor hockey league). He has also held a couple of interviews with media from the North America and Russia in the last week.

The day after the draft, the 18-year-old right-winger was interviewed by his current team, MHK Dynamo. The following is a translation of the interview.


Last night the draft took place where you were selected. Waited for the moment of choice?
“Sure! I waited, worried, worried. But when the fourth round came, I immediately understood and felt that Washington would choose me, because we talked to the scouts more than once. And so it happened.”

Are you glad that in the end it turned out to be a team where Dynamo’s pupil Sasha Ovechkin plays?
“Of course, I’m glad that I am on the same team with Alexander Ovechkin. He is a living legend, you can learn a lot from him. And a big plus that he is Russian. It will be easier for me to communicate with him and understand.”

Did the team representatives contact you before and after the draft?
“Before the draft, they called twice, talked with the scouts, and after the draft they immediately called me, congratulated and wished me luck. It was a pleasure.”

What did the Dynamo school give you in terms of development?
“My transition to Dynamo took place at the moment when I needed to move from children’s to more adult hockey. I believe that Dynamo taught me to better understand this game and generally raised me as a professional hockey player.”

Which of the players in the NHL do you follow? – in the KHL?
“I didn’t have a favorite team in the NHL. I followed individual players that I like. In the NHL, I follow Kuznetsov and Malkin. These are two players who are always visible, they are the leaders of the teams. On the ice, they stand out strongly for their actions. I like Kuznetsov for his creativity and great sense of humor. In the KHL I like Vadim Shipachev more, because he is very smart, genius, just a leader.”

What does this choice mean for you right now? More, as a bonus, what was noted, or as a guide to action to move on and more intensely?
“I am very pleased that I was chosen. But I’m not going to stop and I will only work harder, try to get better with every time I go out on the ice! It’s too early for me to make plans for the future. Now in every game you have to go out and prove that it was not in vain that Washington chose me in the draft. I also want to say a big thank you to my family and friends who supported me and helped in everything. Without them, this would not have happened.”


Trineyev has played within the Moscow Dynamo system since 2017-18, but has not yet played with their KHL club. During the 2019-20 season, Trineyev primarily played with MHK Moskva Dynamo. He played in 36 games, scoring 12 goals and recording 14 assists. He also played one game with Dynamo Tver at the VHL level.

Immediately following the draft the right-winger held a zoom call with Capitals media.

Trineyev has played internationally with Russia on their Under 16, Under 17 and Under 18 teams, and has been very productive each time, playing on the top line for the Under 18 team.

Trineyev participated in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, scoring two goals and recording two assists in 4 games. He spent much time on the ice with fellow prospects Ivan Didkovsky and Dmitri Zlodeyev.

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 passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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