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’.
KHL Best Players of Week 18:
🇸🇪 Adam Reideborn (AKB)
🇩🇪 @Korbi_Holzer (AVT)
🇨🇦 @PeterHolland13 (AVT)
🇷🇺 Alexander @alexeyev04 (SAL) pic.twitter.com/VnVLreDMjf
— KHL (@khl_eng) January 18, 2021
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.
Алексеев 🔥 Просто смотрим 🎥 pic.twitter.com/k6nEvxgJUO
— ХК Салават Юлаев (@hcsalavat) January 14, 2021
Alexeyev would notch another tally the following game against Metallurg on January 16.
Alexander Alexeyev (@Capitals) scored a goal for the second straight game in KHL action.#ALLCAPS @Rebelshockey alumni.https://t.co/osAPpi4gWz pic.twitter.com/0YbroraV9h
— EP Rinkside (@EPRinkside) January 17, 2021
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.
Алексеев прерывает выход 2 в 1. pic.twitter.com/4hsQSssfra
— Azamat Shavlukov (@MrShavlukov) January 19, 2021
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.