Did That Just Happen?! Capitals Prospect Alexander Suzdalev Scores Insane Between-the-Legs Goal

Screenshot: Regina Pats

The Washington Capitals drafted forward Alexander Suzdalev in the third-round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, and after attending the team’s Development Camp, signed with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League. On Saturday night, the 18-year old showed yet again that the Caps may have made good on their investment.

In the Pats’ contest against the Portland Winterhawks, Suzdalev scored his 23rd goal of the season in mind-boggling fashion:

The 6’1″ Khabarovsk, Russia native has been on an offensive tear since the conclusion of 2022, and was named the WHL Rookie of the Month for December for his performance. He spoke about his goal after the game.

Suzdalev collected 17 points (6G-11A) with the Pats in December, earning points in all but one of his 10 appearances. Suzdalev, who signed his entry-level contract following Development Camp and competes internationally for Sweden, enjoyed six multi-point efforts for Regina this past month, a total which included three-point nights December 4 at Edmonton and December 30 at Prince Albert.

Suzdalev now has 23 Goals and 53 Points in 40 Games Played this season; he ranks second on the Pats in Goals, tied for second in Assists, and second in Points.

By Michael Fleetwood

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About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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8 Responses to Did That Just Happen?! Capitals Prospect Alexander Suzdalev Scores Insane Between-the-Legs Goal

  1. Anonymous says:

    How did they leave him out of the Juniors?

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s a mystery right up there with Bigfoot.

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      Given it a lot of thought. His defense was a little suspect at the beginning of the year, but it’s much better now. He’s only 18, 19 in March, so he’ll make it next December. But still, I think he could have helped Team Sweden this year.

      • novafyre says:

        Not all coaches would be happy with his free thinking and that might be why he was left off Sweden’s team. Could be Swedish HC wanted more of a predictable machine, not a wild card. I could certainly see Lavi not wanting to play him.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Suzdalev is the loosest cat on the ice. He just doesn’t give a 💩

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      He really is. A ton of raw talent. They are being careful not to rein-in the crazy play, which I think is a good idea. Let the horse run wild and slowly buff-out the rough edges,

  3. Jon Sorensen says:

    Suzdalev was first star of the game. Connor Bedard was second star.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Suzdalev is fun to watch!

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