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Name: Viktor AlexandrovSt. Louis Blues (#83/2004 NHL Draft)

Rating: 74
Height: 180cm/5'11"
Weight: 75kg/165.0 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1985-12-28
Birthplace: Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

Game Worn Jerseys:
2004-05 Metallurg Novokuznetsk Away - Sold
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03/30/2008 Metallurg GM confirms Kulemin on his way to Toronto next season

Super League -  MAGNITOGORSK – After Metallurg suffered the elimination against Lokomotiv in the semifinals, General Manager Gennadi Velichkin has declared to Soviet Sport magazine that Nikolai Kulemin (Toronto Maple Leafs) already has agreed to terms with the Toronto Maple Leafs last season, thus going there for the next season. Velichkin has though added that the doors for him remain open in case of a change of mind. Metallurg’s GM has also confirmed the interest of the team in signing top scorer of Metallurg Novokuznetsk Viktor Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues), exciting winger from Kazakhstan who scored twenty goals with twenty assists on a mediocre team in the last season. Other than that, by Velichkin’s words Canadian goalkeeper Travis Scott, and Czech forwards Jan Marek and Jaroslav Kudrna, are all likely to be back next season, and that the team will be strengthened for the Victoria Cup hunt.
03/11/2008 Final regular season statistics have been posted!

Super League -  Final regular season statistics have been posted. Viktor Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues) is one of the more pleasant surprises in the top 10, capping off a strong season from a St. Louis Blues prospect. Long time Super League scoring leaders Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Maxim Sushinsky also finished strongly, with Mozyakin logging career high numbers while Sushinsky enjoying his first strong season in a couple of years. Alexei Morozov (Pittsburgh Penguins) continued his dominance of the Super Leauge, with him and his linemate Danis Zaripov finishing second and third in the league. READ MORE
01/25/2008 Round 45: HC Traktor beats #1 team behind 1990 born goalie

Super League -  Ak Bars overpowered Avangard in a battle of the wealthiest Super League clubs, largely behind first line of Alexei Morozov (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Co. Viktor Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues) led HC Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) to 3:2 victory with his 13th tally of the season. Young 1990 born goalie Alistratov back stopped HC Traktor over the top club in the Super League, HC Salavat Yulayev with an impressive performance. HC Dynamo lost once again, this time to HC Khimik, which got two goals from former NHLer Echman, as well as a late tally from Ilya Krikunov (Vancouver Canucks), who is having an off season, scoring just his fifth goal thus far. It appears that Andrei Kovalenko ’s time with HC Severstal is coming to an end. The veteran forward skated most of the time on the third and fourth lines and did not stand out despite his team’s 2:1 victory over strong CSKA club. READ MORE
11/14/2007 Round 21: Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes) shines for CSKA
10/28/2007 Round 19: Andrei Taratukhin (Calgary Flames) does it again
10/19/2007 Player and Goalie statistics have been updated through today
10/12/2007 Round 15: Viktor Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues) continues strong
10/06/2007 Super League statistics updated through first 16 games
10/01/2007 Round 7: Interesting game - Metallurg Nk vs. Torpedo Scouting Report
09/27/2007 Super League statistics updated through today
09/26/2007 Round 7: Hattrick for Viktor Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues)!
09/26/2007 Round 6: HC Lokomotiv continues to struggle despite Yashin
09/24/2007 Super League statistics updated through first 8 games
09/18/2007 Viktor Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues): The told me they will rely on me
09/16/2007 Round 2: Viktor Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues) and Sergei Gaiduchenko (Florida Panthers) shine for Metallurg
09/14/2007 2007-08 Super League statistics now available!
09/11/2007 Round 2: Viktor Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues) and Sergei Gaiduchenko (Florida Panthers) shine as Metallurg Novokuznetsk wins over Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
12/13/2006 Viktor Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues) waived by SKA
05/10/2006 Our players lacked leadership (Interview with head coach Fedor Kanareykin)
02/02/2006 Web Site News: Viktor Alexandrov's (St. Louis Blues) game worn Metallurg Nk. jersey added!
06/18/2005 11(!) players, including V. Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues) follow head coach out of Novokuznetsk
11/01/2004 Viktor Alexandrov's (St. Louis Blues #83/2004) profile has been made available to everyone!
10/26/2004 Round 20: Dynamo - Lokomotiv & Khimik - Metallurg Nk. Game Notes
05/30/2004 Viktor Alexandrov's (2004 NHL Entry Draft) profile has been added to 2004 NHL Entry Draft's Premium Coverage
05/19/2004 Viktor Alexandrov Interview: "My Father Would've Approved My Choice"
02/14/2004 Viktor Alexandrov (2004 NHL Entry Draft) picking up steam
Scouting Evaluations:
Round 46: Viktor Tikhonov (Phoenix Coyotes) shines (Severstal - Lokomotiv detailed scouting analysis)
Round 7: Interesting game - Metallurg Nk vs. Torpedo Scouting Report
Super League Round 2: Viktor Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues) and Sergei Gaiduchenko (Florida Panthers) shine as Metallurg Novokuznetsk wins over Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.
Draft Rankings and Comments:
2004 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Rank 2: #28
Rank 3: #31
Rank 4: #18
Talent Analysis:
Skating: A very good skater with a good top speed...very maneuverable and can quickly change direction...moves well through traffic despite his 5’11 and 165 lb slight frame. Shot: Possesses a dangerous wrist shot with a quick release. Technical Play: A very technical forward with soft hands who loves to handle, and at times over handle the puck...amongst the Russians in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, he would likely be fourth in puck handling, behind only Evgenii Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin and Denis Parshin. Pass: Understands the flow of the game well and makes very effective, precise passes. Hockey Sense: This is Alexandrov’s primary strength...understands the game and sees the ice very well...capable of playing center or at wing. Mental Game: Alexandrov adapts very well to almost any environment...very competitive and aggressive...respects veterans and is usually well liked by them...does not spend too much time with the younger players off the ice. Defensive Play: Not a defensive liability, but does not significantly contribute in his own zone...one of his only defensive upsides is that he does not hesitate to block shots with his body. Physical Play: Very aggressive for someone his size...plays physically and with confidence against most opponents, going without a hesitation at the bigger, more seasoned veteran players...does not tend to stay around next to the boards, using his speed to drive towards the net. Overall: A classic European forward, who is not very big, understands the game well and is technically very sound. Viktor Alexandrov stands out from other forwards in that group with his confidence, physical play and impressive level of maturity.
Back In Russia:
Born in Ust Kamenogorsk, Alexandrov started his career with Torpedo Ust Kamenogorsk, a club that was at one point coached by his father who used to be a great Soviet hockey player. 2001-02 season: Alexandrov went through Torpedo’s ranks and finally came into his own during the 2001-02 season, when he was one of the club’s top scorers at just the age of 16. At just 15 and 16 he represented Kazakhstan at the 2001 and 2002 U20 World Junior Championships, which is as much a compliment to Alexandrov, as it is an indicator of the dire state of hockey in that nation. 2002-03 season: During the summer of 2002, Alexandrov attempted to take the next step in his career and move into the Super League. He signed on with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, a club where he spent the first couple of months of the season. However, after Lokomotiv no longer showed interest in playing the young forward, during November’s transfer period he got his release and signed with Metallurg Novokuznetsk. Metallurg loaned the forward right away to the High League, where Alexandrov played for Energia Kamerovo until December transfer period, when he was called up to the Super League club. The speedy forward made his debut with Metallurg in mid January and has been with the club ever since. 2003-04 season: Alexandrov proved he belonged in the Super League with the highly successful 2003-04 preseason, where he was one of Metallurg’s top forwards. He elevated himself from the club’s fourth line and spent the 2003-04 season on either the second of third line, getting more minutes than almost any of other players his age. The young forward’s ice time did not diminish come playoff time. Despite his club being swept by Kazan’s Ak Bars, Alexandrov performed surprisingly well under the pressure. 2004-05 Season: Ethnically Russian, despite playing in several tournaments for Kazakhstan, the young forward will soon be eligible to play for Russia, and will likely represent his country at the 2005 U20 World Junior Championships.
NHL Outlook:
Viktor Alexandrov is eligible for the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. At first glance at Alexandrov’s unimposing frame, he appears to be another classic, soft European forward with high speed and soft hands. While the latter two characteristics hold true, he is not a soft player, and does not hesitate to stand up to the biggest opponents. This aggressiveness and lack of fear makes Alexandrov special. These qualities meld well with his wide skill set and great understanding of the game. While a club might take a chance on this young forward late in the first round, he will likely hear his name called around the middle of the second round at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
RussianProspects Draft Prediction: mid second round
Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Avangard (Omsk) KHL (Reg.)35 2 9 11 18 -7
2007-08 Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) Super League (Reg.)55 20 24 44 26 10
2006-07 SKA (St. Petersburg) Super League (Reg.)19 1 10 11 18 1
2005-06 SKA (St.Petersburg) Super League (Reg.)41 4 7 11 53 0
2004-05 Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) Super League (Playoffs)4 1 1 2 0 +1
2004-05 Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) Super League (Reg.)50 8 10 18 16 +5
2003-04 Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) Super League (Playoffs)4 1 1 2 4 -
2003-04 Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) Super League (Reg.)56 5 4 9 26 -
2003-04 Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) Blinov Cup (Preseason)4 2 0 2 2 -
2003-04 Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) Belosokhov Cup (Preseason)4 1 1 2 4 -
2002-03 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Romazan Cup (Preseason)2 0 0 0 4 -
2002-03 Energia (Kamerovo) High league (Reg.)15 3 4 7 12 -
2002-03 Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) Super League (Reg.)11 0 0 0 4 -
2002-03 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)2 0 0 0 2 -
2001-02 U20 Kazakhstan U20 WJC (Intl.)5 2 8 10 6 -
2001-02 Kazink Torpeo (Ust) Federal Cup (Juniors)2 0 1 1 2 -
2001-02 Kazink Torpeo (Ust) High League (Reg.)45 13 16 29 54 -
2000-01 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC (Intl.)6 2 1 3 4 -
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