Alexander (Sasha) Chmelevski

San Jose Sharks
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Fantasy Summary

Loads of skill and potential, defensive play and consistency are the only question marks.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 9, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 6; Overall: 185

Observations

December 2018 – Chmelevski has been named to the team USA preliminary roster for the 2019 World
Junior Championship in Vancouver. Chmelevski has been on fire lately, he’s posted 36 points through 27
games so far this season in the OHL. He will look to bring offense to the team USA squad with his
playmaking ability and his ability to manoeuvre with the puck in tight spaces. Chris Legg

 

November 2018 – Chmelevski continued his recent hot streak with a four point performance in Wednesday’s game against the Kingston Frontenacs. The forward now sits at 11th overall in the OHL scoring race with 34 points, he is continually climbing that ladder after a slow start to the year. His hot streak is coming at an opportune time, as he will get a look for the American squad in the upcoming World Junior tournament. Chris Legg

 

November 2018 – Chmelevski posted three assists in a game against the Sault St. Marie Greyhounds. He was off to a bit of a slow start to the season with the Ottawa 67’s but may be starting to find his game. He’s now posted 21 points through 22 games this season and while these aren’t bad numbers, they are behind his pace from last season. Chmelevski impressed in both the Sharks rookie tournament and the World Junior Summer Showcase, he is expected to take a big step forward this season. Chris Legg

 

September 2018 – Alexander Chmelevski lasted late into Sharks training camp before being returned to the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s. The Sharks are sticking to the plan with Chmelevski, being ineligible for the AHL this season due to the CHL transfer agreement, it was a forgone conclusion he would be returned to junior this season. He showed well in both the rookie tournament and Sharks training camp, he scored once in the only pre-season game he got into. Look for Chmelevski to play a big role for the 67’s this season and make a strong push for team USA at the World Junior Championship. Chris Legg

 

July 2018 – You would have to be forgiven if you assumed Chmelevski was a Russian, he is in fact a California native and Ukrainian American. He has shown improvement over his first two seasons with the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s and the Sharks will be hoping he does it again in his third. The Sharks signed Chmelevski to an entry level deal in April of 2018. Just earning a contract is a success for a former sixth round pick. You can bet that the Sharks are now expecting much more out of Chmelevski, who is now looking like a late round steal. Questions remain about his defensive game, however with his offensive skill set and his size, he may be able to carve out an NHL career regardless. Keep Chmelevski on the watch list as he heads into his final year of junior as he has the potential to put up a lot of points if he does make it to the show. Chris Legg

 
 
November 2017 – Sasha Chmelevski is in the early running for a Cy Young award with a team-leading 13 goals to go with just six assists through 21 games for the Ottawa 67s. The 19 points are good for a three-way tie to lead the squad and Ottawa is currently atop the Eastern division in the OHL, so the goals are translating into wins. 
 
The Sharks often reach into the Ottawa well with their draft picks and were fortunate to have Chmelevski fall to them in the sixth round. He still has time to improve his off-puck and defensive zone play, but the offensive instincts are what San Jose hopes are still intact as he rounds out his game. Zachary DeVine

 

July 2017 –Sasha Chmelevski is an high-skilled pivot with a large offensive ceiling. His speed, puckhandling and shot make him a dangerous player with the puck. He has powerful strides and quick feet that help him create space between him and his opponents. He reads the plays well in the offensive zone and sees the game at a high level. His shot is not only powerful, but also very accurate. Chmelevski needs to work on his game in his own zone and doesn’t show the same urgency to backcheck. He has the ability, but hasn’t shown it a lot in his play. Unfortunately, Chmelevski’s offensive production has been spotty at best. He’ll look like a legitimate top 10 pick for a couple games and be invisible for the next couple. He was placed on the third line as a winger late in the season and his production did not change. Kathryn Jean


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Western Selects Brick Invitational 5 3 10 13 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
 2010-2011 Anaheim Jr. Ducks QC Int PW 4 0 7 7 2 |          
 2011-2012 Detroit Compuware PW QC Int PW 3 1 1 2 0 |          
 2012-2013 Belle Tire Bantam Minor AAA T1EMBHL 29 28 36 64 24 | Playoffs 5 5 6 11
 2013-2014 Belle Tire Bantam Major AAA T1EBHL 28 22 31 53 38 | Playoffs 5 10 7 17
 2014-2015 Team Black USA-S15 5 5 4 9 - |          
  Honeybaked U16 HPHL U16 25 10 14 24 4 |          
  Honeybaked U18 HPHL U18 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Sarnia Sting OHL 29 9 8 17 2 |          
  Team Orange USA-S16 5 4 1 5 0 |          
  Ottawa 67's OHL 5 2 0 2 2 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 6 2 3 5 0 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 5 2 2 4 0 |          
 2016-2017 Team Black USA-S17 5 2 1 3 - |          
  Ottawa 67's OHL 58 21 22 43 20 | Playoffs 6 2 2 4
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 2 0 1 1 2 |          
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 4 5 9 2 |          
 2017-2018 Ottawa 67's OHL 68 35 41 76 24 | Playoffs 5 1 4 5
  San Jose Barracuda AHL 6 3 1 4 0 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
 2018-2019 Ottawa 67's OHL 30 12 27 39 22 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 - - - - - |          

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