Alex Alexeyev Wins ‘Rookie Of The Week’ Award In KHL, Scores A Goal In Three Consecutive Games

Washington Capitals defensive prospect Alex Alexeyev continues to work on his game for Salavat Yuleav Ufa in the KHL. After a lengthy dry spell, dating back to November, Alexeyev has once again found his scoring touch, recording a goal in three consecutive games. As a result, Alexeyev was named KHL ‘Rookie Of The Week’.

First Goal
Alexeyev scored his first goal since November 11 on January 14 against Barys. Alexeyev returned to the right side after spending a majority of recent games on the left side.

Second Goal
Alexeyev would notch another tally the following game against Metallurg on January 16.

Third Goal
His third goal came on January 19 at 24:05 of the second period against Servestal. Alexeyev would make a nice play on the rush, and get a piece of the shot. Scorers would review and Alexeyev was asked after the game about the play. He confirmed he deflected the shot.

He also made a nice play breaking up a 2-on-1 rush.

Season Summary
For the season, Alexeyev has seven goals and eight assists in 44 games played. He has a current shooting percentage of 12.72%. [Click to enlarge]

Alexeyev becomes the second Capitals prospect to win the KHL ‘Rookie of the Week’ award in the KHL. Aliaksei Protas also won the award on November 16, 2020.

Game-by-game advanced stats for Alexeyev (does not include game 44) [Click to enlarge]

Shot locations this season for Alexeyev. (Doesn’t include game 44) [Click to enlarge] – Shot locations (left) and shots on goal/shot attempts (right)

Shots on goal (SOG) locations (left), and shots on goal/shot attempts locations.

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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