Alexander Suzdalev Continues Scoring Rampage, Has 34 Points in Last 19 Games

Screen cap: Regina Pats

Washington Capitals forward prospect Alexander Suzdalev continues to heat-up in the WHL. The 18-year-old forward now has 20 goals on the season, including two more tallies on Friday night, his 19th and 20th goals of the season.

Suzdalev recorded his 19th goal of the season late in the first period of Friday night’s tilt with the Moose Jaw Warriors.

Suzdalev scored his 20th goal of the season late in the second period.

Suzdalev was not invited to Team Sweden’s slelection camp for the upcoming World Junior Championships at the end of the month. He will get another opportunity next season the under-20 tournament and that seems to be just fine for Suzdalev.

Suzdalev scored his 18th goal of the season Wednesday night against Spokane Chiefs.

Suzdalev also converted in the shootout on Wednesday night, his first shootout attempt of the season. (He was oddly left out of the Pats only other shootout earlier in the season).

Suzdalev was also named the first star of the game for the Regina Pats on Wednesday night.

Suzdalev has been thriving in the absence of phenom Connor Bedard. He now has four goals and four assists in the last five games since Bedard left for Team Canada’s World Juniors training camp on December 4.

Suzdalev now has 20 goals (5th in WHL) and 23 assists  for 43 points (7th in the WHL) in 31 games played so far for the Pats. He has points in 18 of the last 19 games and 34 points in the last 19 games played.

Suzdalev has shot the puck 68 times this season for an impressive 29.41% shooting percentage, which is second-best in the WHL. He also has 11 power play goals which is third-best in the WHL.

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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4 Responses to Alexander Suzdalev Continues Scoring Rampage, Has 34 Points in Last 19 Games

  1. KimRB says:

    I believe Suzdalev has Swedish citizenship, or dual Russuan/Swedish. Anyone know why he didn’t make the Swedish junior roster?

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      Defense is the wrap against him, but having watched all but a few of his games so far this season, I don’t see any glaring issues. He certainly doesn’t take plays off. He’s just 18, so he’ll likely go next year.

      • KimRB says:

        So far I’ve counted Ryan Chesley for USA, and Hakaan Hanelt for Germany, as the Caps World Junior representatives this year. Did I miss anyone?
        Sucks that Russia is banned, and we can’t see Miro, but what are you gonna do?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good to see Suz pick up the scoring in the absence of Connor Beddard. Shows he doesn’t need him to score.

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