December 27, 1981 |
Murmansk, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Weight||227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)|
|Played for||Tampa Bay Lightning
Ak Bars Kazan
|NHL Draft||8th overall, 2000
Tampa Bay Lightning
Nikita Sergeyevich Alexeev, sometimes transliterated as Alexeyev,(Russian: Никита Алексеев, born December 27, 1981) is a Russian former professional ice hockey forward who last played in the Kontinental Hockey League with Severstal Cherepovets. He formerly played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks. He was a first round pick, 8th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft for the Lightning.
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 made his NHL debut in the 2001-02 season, and split the next two seasons between the Lightning and AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.
Early in the 2003–04 season, Alexeev suffered a major shoulder injury which caused him to miss the rest of the season as the Lightning went on to claim their first Stanley Cup. Alexeev played a season in Russia before in the 2006–07 season, he returned to NHL and was a regular in the Lightning lineup. However, after 63 games, 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 unable to live up to his draft status, ended his NHL tenure and returned to sign with Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Alexeev won the Gagarin Cup as champion of the KHL twice with Ak Bars, and scored the cup winning goal in 2010.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||44||4||4||8||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||37||4||2||6||8||11||1||0||1||0|
|2006–07||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||63||10||11||21||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
Awards and honours
|Gagarin Cup (Ak Bars Kazan)||2009, 2010|
- "Nikita Alexeyev player profile". Kontinental Hockey League. 2015-04-05. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
- "Nikita Alexeev will continue his career with Severstal" (in Russian). Severstal Cherepovets. 2012-01-15. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
- Nikita Alexeev player profile at NHL.com
- Nikita Alekseev career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Nikita Alexeev's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Nikita Alexeev profile at Eurohockey.com
|Awards and achievements|
|Tampa Bay Lightning first round draft pick
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