Alexander Alexeyev

Washington Capitals

Fantasy Summary

The big Russian defenseman can skate, play physical, produce offense, and has a hard shot

Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country RUS
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 15, 1999
Height 6‘4”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 1; Overall: 31


March 2020 – Alexeyev’s first season was very good for the young Russian. A big plus is that he was not on the shelf for any long period of time, minus the start of the season concussion in exhibition play. Alexeyev never looked out of place in the line up and looks ot have a very bright future. We can only hope to see him in the AHL playoffs but with the season paused and in jeopardy that may not come to fruition. Pat Quinn 


December 2019 – Alexeyev has been one of the better Hershey defensemen this season has he has looked great to start the season. He has 12 points in 28 games, with 49 shots, but has seen his shot total decline over the first half. He is not on the powerplay but does play penalty kill. His skating is still good, along with his defensive play, but there is no real large faults with his defensive play. His only problem will be getting to the Capitals roster as Fehervary appears to be the second call up (after Djoos who will likely be moved soon), and there is just no room. Another year in the AHL will not be bad for him but you do not want to see him staying in the AHL too long. Pat Quinn


September 2019 – Alexeyev was sent down to the AHL to play with the Bears this season. He only got in one preseason game as he was injured on a dirty hit that gave him a concussion. Alexeyev’s shot to make the Capitals was a long one but you really wish he got more time to show what he can do. Hopefully this latest injury is the last one in a long line of injuries for the large skilled defenseman and he can play the full season in Hershey without incident. Pat Quinn


June 2019 – Alexeyev is attending the Capitals rookie camp as he is 100% recovered from his knee injury that ended his season. So far in camp he has been one of the Capitals best players, as much as that means, but it is good to see him out skating again. Pat Quinn


March 2019 – Alexeyev was well on his way to continue to producing his career high in goals, assists, games, PIMs, and plus minus he gets hits with a scary looking injury that required him to get stretchered off the ice. Over his D+1 season he had 49 games with 10 goals, 33 assists, 34 PIMS and a plus 19. He has looked great and even better than the previous year. Currently he is week-to-week and the hope remains that he will be back for the WHL playoffs.  Pat Quinn


December 2018 – Alexeyev has had a come back season for Red Deer in the WHL that many had predicted after the previous two seasons were fraught with injuries or personal tragedy. He currently sits sixth in defense scoring for defensemen with 31 points in 30 games, which is also good enough for second on the Rebels in scoring. He has stood out in many games as a player who is strong in his own end and can put up the points while being tough to handle in the offensive zone. He is still slightly slow but he positions himself well to not get beat. Alexeyev will be a top defenseman for Russia in the World Juniors as he will need to be a rock in all three zones. Pat Quinn


September 2018 – After coming in the Capitals development camp and playing a couple preseason games, Alexeyev was returned to Red Deer of the WHL as the Capitals have a lot of depth on defense that they need to see more from than AA. The hope for Alexeyev is that he can have a fully healthy season for the Rebels and continue to develop. Pat Quinn


July 2018 – Heading into the 2017-2018 season Alexeyev was once considered a top 10 prospect but tumbled in the rankings as the season progressed due to injuries (for the second consecutive season) and a personal loss. Alexeyev is a large defenseman who can skate, make a smart first pass, has a bomb of a shot, and has a great attitude. He will likely spend the next couple seasons in the WHL as the Capitals have plenty of time to let Alexeyev develop. Pat Quinn


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Serebryanye Lvy U17 Russia U17 29 7 18 25 22 |          
  SKA St. Petersburg U16 Russia U16 Finals 6 0 2 2 4 |          
  Russia U16 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 4 |          
 2015-2016 Serebryanye Lvy St. Petersburg MHL 20 1 1 2 8 |          
  Russia U17 WHC-17 6 0 4 4 2 |          
  Russia U18 WJC-18 5 0 2 2 4 |          
 2016-2017 Russia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 0 0 2 |          
  Red Deer Rebels WHL 41 4 17 21 24 |          
 2017-2018 Red Deer Rebels WHL 45 7 30 37 29 | Playoffs 3 2 3 5
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 6 |          
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 6 |          
 2018-2019 Red Deer Rebels WHL 49 10 33 43 34 |          
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Russia U20 WJC-20 7 2 4 6 10 |          
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 11 3 5 8 10 |          
 2019-2020 Hershey Bears AHL 58 3 18 21 16 |