Alexei Marchenko

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Alexei Marchenko
Born (1992-01-02) January 2, 1992 (age 23)
Moscow, Russia
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
AHL team
Former teams
Grand Rapids Griffins
CSKA Moscow
NHL Draft 205th overall, 2011
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2013–present

Alexei Igorevich Marchenko (born January 2, 1992) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman, who is currently playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Marchenko was drafted 205th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

During the 2009–10 season, Marchenko appeared in 43 games for CSKA's junior club, Red Army of the MHL, and recorded 11 goals and 12 assists as well as going scoreless in two playoff games for the club. He also appeared in 10 KHL games for CSKA Moscow and failed to register a point.

During the 2010–11 season, Marchenko recorded 38 points in 36 games for Red Army, along with three goals and eight assists in 15 playoff games, to help his club capture the Kharlamov Cup. He also appeared in 23 KHL games for CSKA, where he recorded two assists.

During the 2011–12 season, Marchenko skated in six games for CSKA Moscow in the KHL and was impressive in the MHL playoffs after missing most of the season, due to a knee injury. He was scoreless in his brief KHL stint. He skated in five regular season games for Red Army in the MHL, recording two goals and four assists. Marchenko was the leading scorer amongst defensemen for Red Army in the playoffs, finishing with four goals and 14 assists. The defending Kharlamov Cup champions, Red Army was defeated by Omskie Yastrebi in the MHL finals.

Professional[edit]

During the 2012–13 season, Marchenko played 44 games for CSKA Moscow in his first full KHL season. He recorded four goals and five assists. CSKA finished first in the Tarasov Division and swept Lev Praha before falling to Dynamo Moscow in the Western Conference semifinals. Marchenko saw limited ice time in seven playoff games; finishing with no points nor penalty minutes.[1]

On May 30, 2013, Marchenko signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings.[2]

During the 2013–14 season, Marchenko was assigned to the Red Wings's AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. In his rookie season, Marchenko recorded three goals and 15 assists in 49 games. On January 4, 2014, Marchenko made his NHL debut in a game against the Dallas Stars.[3] On February 23, 2014, in a game against the Milwaukee Admirals, Marchenko went feet-first into the boards, and suffered a severe high ankle sprain.[4] An MRI revealed a fractured bone and a day later he had surgery in Grand Rapids where doctors inserted stabilizing screws into his ankle. As a result, he missed the remainder of the season.[5]

On February 28, 2015, Marchenko scored his first career NHL goal against Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators.[6]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Russia Russia
World Junior A Challenge
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Summerside

Marchenko made his international debut for Russia at the 2008 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, where he recorded one goal in five games.

Marchenko represented Russia at the 2009 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, where he recorded three assists in five games.

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 Red Army MHL 43 11 23 34 59 2 0 0 0 4
2009–10 CSKA Moscow KHL 10 0 0 0 0  —  —  —  —  —
2010–11 Red Army MHL 36 5 33 38 28 15 3 8 11 31
2010–11 CSKA Moscow KHL 22 0 2 2 4  —  —  —  —  —
2011–12 Red Army MHL 5 2 4 6 10 19 4 14 18 18
2011–12 CSKA Moscow KHL 5 0 1 1 4  —  —  —  —  —
2011–12 CSKA Moscow KHL 5 0 1 1 4  —  —  —  —  —
2013–14 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 49 3 15 18 14  —  —  —  —  —
2013–14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 2  —  —  —  —  —
2014–15 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 51 3 17 20 26 11 0 4 4 2
2014–15 Detroit Red Wings NHL 13 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0
KHL totals 82 4 7 11 12 12 0 1 1 4
NHL totals 14 1 1 2 4 3 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Russia U17 5th 5 1 0 1 4
2009 Russia U17 7th 5 0 3 3 10
Junior totals 10 1 3 4 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexei Marchenko player profile". hockeysfuture.com. September 6, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ Beam, Todd (May 30, 2013). "Red Wings sign Alexei Marchenko". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kujawa, Kyle (January 4, 2014). "Detroit calls up Marchenko from Griffins". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Wallner, Peter (February 26, 2014). "Griffins all-star and top Detroit defensive prospect Alexey Marchenko lost for the season". MLive.com. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ Roose, Bill (July 8, 2014). "Marchenko wanted to be part of camp". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ Roose, Bill (February 28, 2015). "Red Wings end trip with comeback win". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 

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