Aliaksei Protas Sets Dinamo Minsk Franchise Record For Most Goals By A 19-Year-Old In A Single Season

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Washington Capitals forward prospect Aliaksei Protas scored his fifth career KHL goal on Wednesday against Sibir. The tally sets a Dinamo Minsk franchise record for most goals by a 19-year-old in a single season.

The tally came at 10:40 of the first period. Protas would redirect a shot from the left point for the score.

Yegor Sharangovich, who in the 2017/18 season scored four goals in 47 games, had the record. Protas recorded four goals in just 14 games and set the new franchise record in just 22 games.

The goal also helped Dinamo Minsk reach another milestone in the game. They scored five goals in 10:57 of the first period. That is the fastest time a KHL team has recorded five goals in a game.

Dinamo would win today’s tilt 6-0.

The 6’-6” center has five goals, two at even strength and three on the power play, and one assist, in 22 games played so far for Dinamo Minsk. Protas’ stats to date: [Click to enlarge]

Protas, who was scratched in the previous game against CSKA, and saw his ice time diminish at the end of October, centered the third line today against Sibir.

The Capitals announced on August 7 that the 6’6” Centerman is being loaned to Dinamo Minsk until training camp opens for the Capitals.

On a somewhat related side note, former Washington Capital Mikail Grabovsky served as head coach for Dinamo Minsk today, filling in for Head coach Craig Woodcroft, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this week.

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 Civil 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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