Nikita Alexeev

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Nikita Alexeev
Born (1981-12-27) December 27, 1981 (age 32)
Murmansk, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)
Position RW/LW
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Ak Bars Kazan
Tampa Bay Lightning
Chicago Blackhawks
Avangard Omsk
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 8th overall, 2000
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2001–present

Nikita Sergeyevich Alexeev, sometimes transliterated as Alexeyev,[1] (Russian: Никита Алексеев, born December 27, 1981) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He most recently played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Chicago Blackhawks. He claims to have learnt the North American version of the game by watching Jaromír Jágr and Steve Yzerman.

Playing career[edit]

Alexeev came to North America in 1998 to play for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning 8th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He has played only two seasons in the NHL thus far, playing in 81 games, scoring 8 goals and adding 6 assists for 14 points. Early in the 2003–04 season, Alexeev suffered a major shoulder injury which caused him to miss the rest of the season. Alexeev has played his last two seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL). At the start of the 2006–07 season, he returned to the main roster and was a regular in the Lightning lineup. However, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks at the trade deadline. The Blackhawks chose not to offer Alexeev a contract in 2007, making him a free agent. Alexeev has since signed with Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).Alexeev has won the Gagarin Cup as champion of the KHL twice with Ak Bars, and scored the cup winning goal in 2010.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996-97 Krylya Sovetov 2 Moscow RUS-3 45 4 6 10 8
1997-98 Krylya Sovetov 2 Moscow RUS-3 61 11 4 15 36
1998–99 Erie Otters OHL 61 17 18 35 36 5 1 1 2 4
1999–00 Erie Otters OHL 64 24 29 53 13 4 3 7 10 6
2000–01 Erie Otters OHL 64 31 41 72 45 12 7 7 14 12
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 35 5 9 14 16
2001–02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 44 4 4 8 8
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 36 7 5 12 8
2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 37 4 2 6 8 11 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 14 0 1 1 8
2004–05 Springfield Falcons AHL 72 13 9 22 16
2005–06 Avangard Omsk RSL 40 6 4 10 10 5 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 63 10 11 21 12
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 15 2 0 2 0
2007–08 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 37 3 2 5 26 5 0 3 3 0
2008–09 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 54 8 7 15 16 21 3 4 7 22
2009–10 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 33 1 1 2 14 22 4 3 7 3
2010–11 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 33 3 6 9 6 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 7 0 1 1 0 6 1 2 3 0
2012–13 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 23 2 2 4 6 9 2 0 2 4
NHL totals 159 20 17 37 28 11 1 0 1 0
AHL totals 157 25 24 49 48
RSL totals 77 9 6 15 36 10 0 3 3 2
KHL totals 150 14 18 32 44 67 10 9 19 59

International play[edit]

Played for Russia in:

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Preceded by
Vincent Lecavalier
Tampa Bay Lightning first round draft pick
2000
Succeeded by
Alexander Svitov