Alexander Khokhlachev

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Alexander Khokhlachev
Alexander Khokhlachev - Boston Bruins.jpg
Khokhlachev as a member of the Boston Bruins.
Born (1993-09-09) September 9, 1993 (age 26)
Moscow, Russia
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Spartak Moscow
Boston Bruins
SKA Saint Petersburg
NHL Draft 40th overall, 2011
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2010–present

Alexander Igorevich Khokhlachev (US pronunciation: KOH-klah-chawv) (born September 9, 1993) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for HC Spartak Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was selected by the Boston Bruins, 40th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Khokhlachev played in the 2006 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Moscow Selects youth team.[1] He was selected 23rd overall in the 2010 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft by the Windsor Spitfires. After finishing the 2009–10 season with MHK Spartak in the MHL in Russia, Khokhlachev signed with the Spitfires for the 2010–11 OHL season.[2]

On July 1, 2012 the Boston Bruins announced they had signed Khokhlachev to an entry level deal.[3] Khokhlachev signed with Spartak Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) to start the 2012–13 season, but returned to Windsor to play for the Spitfires after just 26 games in the KHL.[4][5] After 29 games in Windsor the Bruins recalled Khokhlachev to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) where he finished the season.

To start the 2013–14 season Khokhlachev attended Boston Bruins training camp but was assigned to the Providence Bruins on September 20, 2013.[6] On April 13, 2014, Khokhlachev made his NHL debut[7] skating 15:14 with the Boston Bruins in a 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils.[8] His first NHL appearance during the 2014-15 Boston Bruins season occurred on November 21, 2014, as Khokhlachev scored the shootout tiebreaker goal for a 4-3 Bruins road win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.[9]

In May 2016, Khokhlachev reportedly left the Bruins for the Kontinental Hockey League of his native Russia - reports in the USA stated that he had signed a contract with SKA Saint Petersburg.[10] It was later confirmed that on July 1, 2016, Khokhlachev signed a two-year deal with SKA Saint Petersburg, with his NHL rights still to be held by the Bruins.[11]

In the 2016–17 season, Khokhlachev was limited to just 25 regular season games, hampered by injury in registering just 5 goals and 10 points. He appeared in 9 post-season games as SKA claimed the Gagarin Cup. On August 18, 2017, Khokhlachev was traded approaching his final year of contract by SKA in a return to former club, Spartak Moscow, in exchange for Yaroslav Dyblenko.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Khokhlachev's father, Igor, played professional hockey for two seasons in Russia.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 MHK Spartak MHL 51 15 25 40 22
2010–11 Windsor Spitfires OHL 67 34 42 76 28 18 9 11 20 8
2011–12 Windsor Spitfires OHL 56 25 44 69 32
2012–13 Spartak Moscow KHL 26 2 5 7 20
2012–13 Windsor Spitfires OHL 29 22 26 48 20
2012–13 Providence Bruins AHL 11 2 1 3 8
2013–14 Providence Bruins AHL 65 21 36 57 28 12 9 5 14 12
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Providence Bruins AHL 61 15 28 43 28 5 2 1 3 4
2014–15 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Providence Bruins AHL 60 23 45 68 12 3 0 2 2 2
2015–16 Boston Bruins NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2016–17 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 25 5 5 10 2 9 0 1 1 11
2017–18 Spartak Moscow KHL 52 19 31 50 48 4 0 1 1 6
2018–19 Spartak Moscow KHL 54 18 19 37 34 6 0 1 1 10
KHL totals 157 44 60 104 104 19 0 3 3 27
NHL totals 9 0 0 0 2
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Ufa
Silver medal – second place 2012 Canada

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Russia U17 4th 6 5 8 13 4
2012 Russia WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 4 1 5 6
2013 Russia WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 3 2 5 4
Junior totals 20 12 11 23 14

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
AHL
All-Star Game 2015
KHL
Gagarin Cup (SKA Saint Petersburg) 2017 [13]
International
U17 All-Star Team 2010 [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  2. ^ "IIHF Approves Khokhlachev Transfer to the Spitfires". Our Sports Central. August 19, 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Kelly, Rask Remain in Black & Gold; Khokhlachev Signed". Boston Bruins. July 1, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Boston Bruins re-sign goalie Tuukka Rask; get prospect Alexander Khokhlachev under contract". patriotledger.com. July 1, 2012. Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "KHOKHLACHEV SET TO RETURN TO WINDSOR". Windsor Spitfires. January 8, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "Bruins Make Next Round of Camp Cuts". Boston Bruins. September 20, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  7. ^ "Bruins draw Wings". hockeybuzz.com. April 13, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  8. ^ "Bruins fall to Devils 3-2". National Hockey League. April 13, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  9. ^ Merz, Craig (November 22, 2014). "Khokhlachev ends shootout, Bruins top Blue Jackets". National Hockey League. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  10. ^ haggerty, Joe (May 31, 2016). "Report: Khokhlachev leaves Bruins, signs with Russian team". csnne.com. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  11. ^ "Alexander Khokhlachev to SKA" (in Russian). SKA Saint Petersburg. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  12. ^ "Khokhlachev returns to Spartak" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. 2017-08-19. Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  13. ^ "Metallurg Magnitogorsk 3 SKA St. Petersburg 5". Kontinental Hockey League. April 16, 2017. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  14. ^ "Player Profile: Alexander Khokhlachev". DanSallows.com. May 16, 2012. Archived from the original on March 15, 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2012.

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