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Name: Alexei ShkotovSt. Louis Blues (#48/2002 NHL Draft)

Rating: 76
Height: 177cm/5'10"
Weight: 74kg/162.8 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1984-06-22
Birthplace: Elektrostal, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
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09/30/2008 Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) down again

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  Things are just getting worse and worse for prospect Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues). The young winger hurt his knee during the just the second shift back from a serious injury that sidelined him for months. He hurt his knee seriously enough to miss the rest of the recently started KHL season. The young forward who once was one of the brighter scorers on Russiaís U20 national team has been marred with injuries the last few seasons and has struggled to produce and recover from the long recoveries. It remains to be seen if last seasonís champions Salavat Yulayev have any patience left or will release him at the end of this season.
03/31/2008 Semifinals - Ak Bars Kazan vs. Salavat Yulayev 2:4 (series 1:2)

Super League -  Denis Arkhipov and Alexander Stepanov open the scoring on a nice two on one break, taking advantage of defenseman Vitali Proshkin ís mistake. Oleg Tverdovsky (Los Angeles Kings) ties it up with a seemingly simple shot that Robert Eshe wasnít able to handle. Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) scored an important goal on the break away, slipping by Alexei Emelin (Montreal Canadiens) and Vyacheslav Buravchikov (Buffalo Sabres) before beating Eshe. Kazan still manages to tie the game again. Highly effective Igor Volkov (New York Islanders) scored another playoff goal to put his team up 3:2 and then Oleg Tverdovsky (Los Angeles Kings) added his second goal to put his team up 4:2. Kazan came back with a late goal by the first line, but it is too little too late and Salavat Yulayev takes a lead in the series.
03/27/2008 Semifinals - Ak Bars Kazan vs. Salavat Yulayev 3:4 (series 1:2)

Super League -  Oleg Tverdovsky (Los Angeles Kings) scored two goals, with Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) and Igor Volkov (New York Islanders) adding a tally each to help Salavat Yulayev past HC Ak Bars and take the lead in the series. Robert Esche did not have his best game for Kazan, allowing a soft goal on Tverdovskyís shot early on in the game and then failing to stop a couple of critical shots, including the one by Igor Volkov (New York Islanders), who skated past Andrei Pervyshin (St. Louis Blues) to the slot. Kazan once again depended too much on the top Danis Zaripov Ė Sergei Zinovjev (Boston Bruins) Ė Alexei Morozov (Pittsburgh Penguins) line and the team was unable to beat Ufaís stacked lineup. If Salavat wins the next contest, it will advance to the finals for the first time in team history!
03/25/2008 Semifinals - Ak Bars Kazan vs. Salavat Yulayev 2:1 (series 1:1)
11/14/2006 Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) joins new club in Russia
10/28/2006 Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) put on waivers by HC Khimik
10/20/2006 Round 18 - HC Khimik - HC Ak Bars Detailed Game Recap
04/24/2006 Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) out with a foot injury
10/08/2005 Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) injury not as severe
09/21/2005 Alexei Shkotov (St.Louis Blues) sidelined for a month
09/16/2005 Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) to stay in Russia
02/20/2005 Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) makes return from injury
02/01/2005 Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) suffers injury against CSKA (Moscow)
01/06/2005 Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) makes Super League debut
12/19/2004 Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) returns to Russia
07/05/2004 Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) is turning pro
02/04/2004 Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) found not guilty of drunk driving
Scouting Evaluations:
Super League Round 18 - HC Khimik - HC Ak Bars Detailed Game Recap
Talent Analysis:
Alexei Shkotov is a small playmaking forward. He possesses excellent hockey sense. Alexei sees the ice well and makes smart and creative passes. Alexei is a very fast and maneuverable skater with great coordination. Due to his size he is not very stable under pressure and does not skate very well through traffic if contact is made. He possesses an average slap shot. His wrist shot, however, is very quick and precise, but like the slap shot, it is of average strength. Often Alexei’s shot becomes irrelevant, since his line in Elektrostal and on the ’84 National Team (Shkotov
Back In Russia:
Alexei Shkotov began to play hockey in Elektrostal. He progressed through Elemash (formerly Kristal) Elektrostal’s development system and finally secured a spot in the team’s main lineup during the 2001-02 season. Despite his smallish size and a lot of playing time, Alexei played 52 games for Elemash without suffering an injury. Alexei played on Elemash’s most productive line, leading the team in goals with 17, and was only second to Nikolai Zherdev in scoring with 26. Alexei has also been a consistent member of the Russian National ’84 team, competing at the 5 Nations Tournament in Tyumen and the 2002 U18 WJC. Alexei Shkotov spent the 2002-03 season with the Super League's CSKA Moscow. After struggling early on in the season, he picked up his game after the December break and was one of the club's best players for the rest of the season.
NHL Outlook:
St. Louis Blues made a surprising move and picked Alexei Shkotov with the 48th overall pick in the second round. Even more surprising was their signing of the young forward to a three year deal right after the draft. Alexei will likely attend St.Louis training camp during the summer of 2003, but would probably be better served by staying in Russia for the 2003-04 season. Shkotov was ranked well below other available Russians such as Vladislav Evseev, Denis Grot and Kiril Koltsov, adding to the surprise. However, St. Louis Blues director of scouting Ted Hamson that Shkotov was "one of our targeted players that we were looking at. He's the skilled player that we were looking for." Despite his small frame, Hamson felt that Alexei’s "tremendous speed" made him a solid pick. Alexei possesses a scoring tough and great skill.
Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2007-08 Salavat Yulayev (Ufa) Super League (Playoffs)13 1 2 3 4 -1
2007-08 Salavat Yulayev (Ufa) Super League (Reg.)26 5 3 8 14 1
2006-07 Salavat Yulayev (Ufa) Super League (Reg.)19 4 1 5 28 5
2006-07 Khimik (Mytische) Super League (Reg.)13 2 4 6 8 3
2006-07 Team Russia Ceska Poistovna (Euro Tour) (Intl.)2 0 0 0 2 -
2005-06 Khimik (Mytische) Super League (Playoffs)9 0 3 3 8 2
2005-06 Khimik (Mytische) Super League (Reg.)32 6 10 16 34 8
2004-05 Worcester IceCats AHL (Reg.)23 6 6 12 18 +1
2003-04 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC (Intl.)6 2 2 4 4 +1
2002-03 U20 Team Russia 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2002-03 CSKA Moscow 2 1st League (Juniors)5 2 4 6 0 -
2002-03 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)33 5 1 6 20 -4
2001-02 Team Russia 84 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 4 0 4 0 -
2001-02 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC IIHF (Intl.)8 2 4 6 12 2
2001-02 Team Russia 84 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)5 4 0 4 0 -
2001-02 Elemash Elektrostal 2 1st League (Juniors)4 4 5 9 2 -
2001-02 Elemash Elektrostal Upper League (Reg.)52 17 9 26 40 -
2000-01 Kristal Elektrostal 1st League (Juniors)2 0 0 0 0 -
2000-01 Team Center Regional Tourn. (Juniors)5 2 1 3 2 -
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