Capitals loaned Alex Alexeyev to KHL. the end

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The Washington Capitals announced that they have loaned a defense attorney Alex Alexeyev to Salavat Yulaev from the KHL.

The move will give Alexeyev, one of the team’s top prospects, a chance to advance and play competitive hockey as the 2020-21 season begins is uncertain.

Salavat Yulaev said the agreement will run until the end of the 2020-21 season, but the Capitals say they are expected to call Alexeyev back to North America for training camp.

Alexeyev, the 2018 team’s first round pick, spent the entire final season at the AHL Hershey Bears. In 58 games he scored three goals and 18 assists.

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Capitals loan from Alexander Alexeyev to Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)

ARLINGTON, Virginia – The Washington Capitals have loaned defenseman Alexander Alexeyev to Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) to kick off the 2020-21 season, Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The Capitals are expected to call Alexeev back to North America after the Capitals 2020-21 training camp begins.

The Capitals chose Alexejew with their first round pick, the 31st overall, in the 2018 NHL draft.

Alexeyev, 20, finished his first AHL season with 21 points (3g, 18a) in 58 games with the Hershey Bears. Alexeyev finished third among Hershey defenders and 12th among all AHL rookie defenders in points. In addition, his 18 points with even strength finished sixth among all AHL rookie defenders. The native of St. Petersburg, Russia, led Hershey’s defenders in played games, finishing third in plus / minus (8).

In the 2018/19 season, the 6’4 “, 210-pound defender scored 43 points (10g, 33a) in 49 games with the Red Deer Rebels in the Western Hockey League (WHL), finishing eighth among defenders in Points per game (0.88). In 135 career games with Red Deer, Alexejew scored 101 points (21g, 80a).

Alexejew represented Russia at the 2019 Junior World Cup, the 2016 U18 World Cup and the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial. Alexejew collected six points (2g, 4a) in seven games on the way to winning the bronze medal at the 2019 Junior World Championship.

Headline Photo: Elizabeth Kong / RMNB


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