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


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March 2024 – It has been tough for Alexeyev to get into the line up this NHL season as he has consistently been the #7 defenseman. He has played in 22 of the Capitals’ 65 games, and playing in three of the last our games for Washington since the trade deadline. This season he has just two points and it is concerning that new head coach Spencer Carbery did not have a lot of confidence in him to roster him nightly. Alexeyev has another year on his contract that is one-way, he needs to be a full time defenseman on the Capitals next season to develop properly, but perhaps he needs a fresh start on a new team instead. It would be best for the Capitals to keep him especially as they attempt to have a younger competitive team going forward. Pat Quinn


October 2023 – Alexeyev made the Capitals but that may have been due to the fact he would surely be lost on waivers. It is not a knock against him, but more a highlight of the cap situation on defense for the Capitals. He has only played one game so far, a win in Calgary, and only played 12 minutes. The coaching staff is treating him like they do not fully trust him. Over time, the hope is that he gets more opportunity and excels in the role given to him, so he can move up the roster. Pat Quinn


July 2023 – Wrapping up the 2022-23 season, Alexeyev was finally a full time NHLer on the Capitals. He only registered five assists in 32 games but at least Head Coach Laviolette was forced to play him instead of scratch him due to trades and other injuries from March 1st onwards. Alexeyev averaged 16:27 of ice time and started 67% of his shifts in the defense-zone, so he was not being sheltered. He averaged ones across the board in his other stats: just under one shot per game (0.88), slightly over one hit per game (1.03), and over one block per game (1.50). The Capitals awarded him with a two-year, one-way contract with a $825,000 AAV. The good is that he is one of seven Capitals defensemen with one-way deals, the bad news is that the Capitals traded for Joel Edmundson (who only has one year remaining), and the player to likely sit for Edmundson on the current roster is Alexeyev. Expecting a good amount of offense out of Alexeyev may not be a reality, but he looks to have decent multi-cat production, especially long-term. Pat Quinn


January 2023 – Alexeyev came back to play in late October, getting four games in the AHL before playing one in the NHL on November 9, then he was scratched for rest of November. In the beginning of December he got a run of four games, but then was injured (concussion) on a dirty play against Seattle that kept him out until late December. Once he came back in he has been used as a 6/7 defenseman playing in six of the last nine games on the bottom pairing. He has two points in his 10 NHL games this season, but points are not what anyone wants to see from him right now (outside of fantasy GMs), as he needs to stay healthy and force his play to make sure he is not scratched. A string of healthy games will solidify him on the roster permanently. Pat Quinn


September 2022 – The injury bug has once again bitten Alexeyev as he will be out until mid-October to mid-November after undergoing shoulder surgery in mid-June. Alexeyev did not focus on his scoring last season as he worked to keep focused on the play in his own end. He will be out of the running for an NHL spot for the first few months of the season but should still see a call up or two during the season. Pat Quinn


January 2022 – Alexeyev has played very well in Hershey despite his offensive numbers being poor with six points in 29 games. His play, and Capitals finally getting injuries on the back end, contributed to him getting a call up in December where he played in one game with just over 10 minutes of ice time. Alexeyev is biding his time until a spot opens up on defense for the Capitals but he should force them to add him on the 2022-2023 roster as he does not need a lot more of AHL time. Pat Quinn


October 2021 – Alexeyev did not beat out Fehervary for the NHL spot, which is probably expected. He was sent down to the AHL just before the NHL season started. Now in Hershey, Alexeyev is the Bears’ number one defenseman and plays in all situations. It would be better if more offense was coming but he is also in charge of shutting down the opponents top players. He is the next in line and should be the first call up if an injury on defense happens. Pat Quinn


March 2021 – Alexeyev’s Yulaev team has advanced to the second round of the KHL playoffs. Alexeyev finished the season with 16 points in 58 games, eight of those goals, and averaged 18 minutes a game in a middle pairing role. His minutes in the playoffs have only gone up by an average of one minute but he is still relied upon for his great transition and defensive work, Once the season finishes for his team he should be back in Hershey. Pat Quinn


January 2021 – Alexeyev will stay in Russia for the remainder of the KHL season as he is one of the top four defensemen for Yulaev Ufa. Pat Quinn


September 2020 – Alexeyev has been loaned to Yulaev Ufa of the KHL until NHL/AHL training camp resumes. The added ice time and KHL games should get him ready to challenge for an NHL spot once the 2020-2021 NHL season begins, but it is more likely Alexeyev will be up and down for the season.  Pat Quinn


August 2020 – Alexeyev joined the Capitals playoff training camp with the restart of the season, and was brought in to the bubble. Ultimately though he never played a game as the Capitals were eliminated. Pat Quinn


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

Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country RUS
Position D
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 15, 1999
Height 6‘4”
Weight 213 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 1; Overall: 31


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Serebryanye Lvy U17Russia U1729 7 1825 22|        
  SKA St. Petersburg U16Russia U16 Finals6 0 22 4|        
  Russia U16 (all)International-Jr3 0 00 4|        
 2015-2016 Serebryanye Lvy St. PetersburgMHL20 1 12 8|        
  Russia U17WHC-176 0 44 2|        
  Russia U18WJC-185 0 22 4|        
 2016-2017 Russia U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 00 2|        
  Red Deer RebelsWHL41 4 1721 24|        
 2017-2018 Red Deer RebelsWHL45 7 3037 29|Playoffs3 2 35
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series2 0 00 6|        
  Russia U20 (all)International-Jr3 0 00 6|        
 2018-2019 Red Deer RebelsWHL49 10 3343 34|        
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series2 0 00 0|        
  Russia U20WJC-207 2 46 10|        
  Russia U20 (all)International-Jr11 3 58 10|        
 2019-2020 Hershey BearsAHL58 3 1821 16|        
 2020-2021 Salavat Yulaev UfaKHL55 8 816 10|Playoffs9 0 11
  RussiaEHT2 0 00 0|        
  Hershey BearsAHL12 2 79 4|        
  Russia (all)International2 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 Washington CapitalsNHL1 0 00 2|        
  Hershey BearsAHL68 1 1819 51|Playoffs3 0 11
 2022-2023 Washington CapitalsNHL32 0 55 4|        
  Hershey BearsAHL4 0 11 0|        
 2023-2024 Washington CapitalsNHL39 1 23 6|Playoffs4 0 11