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Name: Alexander SeluyanovDetroit Red Wings (#128/2000 NHL Draft)

Rating: 78
Height: 184cm/6'0"
Weight: 79kg/173.8 lb
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Born: 1982-03-24
Birthplace: Ufa, Russia

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04/01/2008 Semifinals - Lokomotiv vs. Metallurg 2:1 (series 3:0): Varlmaov is solid

Super League -  Lokomotiv and Metallurg met for the third, and eventually final, match of the semifinals. Interestingly, the game was attended by Konstantin Rudenko (Philadelphia Flyers), who was seriously injured by Darius Kasparaitis (New York Rangers). The young player is still seriously injured but came out to support his squad. Metallurg had the first chance when Jan Marek broke to Semen Varlamov (Washington Capitals), but the goalie calmly deflects the shot. Alexei Mikhnov (Edmonton Oilers) scored the first goal after skating from behind the net and his shot/pass hits the skate of Metallurg’s defenseman Alexander Seluyanov (Detroit Red Wings) and goes into the net. Former NHL defenseman Martin Shtabak ties the game up 1:1. The game remained heated for the next 30 minutes but neither team was able to score, even though Alexei Yashin and Vitali Anikienko (Ottawa Senators) had some great chances, but the game still went to overtime penalty shots. Goalie Ilya Proskuryakov did not save his team this time, letting in critical penalty shots while Varlamov denied everyone including Jan Marek. Lokomotiv will now face HC Salavat Yulayev in the finals.
11/19/2007 Round 23: Pavel Vorobiev (Chicago Blackhawks) leads Spartak to rare victory

Super League -  HC Spartak earned a rare victory behind a determined effort from Pavel Vorobiev (Chicago Blackhawks), who scored his 7th and 8th goals of the season. Alexander Seluyanov (Detroit Red Wings) finally scored his first of the season, but it was Ivan Kasutin who earned the victory in the CSKA – Metallurg contest, helping his team beat last year’s champions. Young defenseman Yuri Alexandrov (Boston Bruins) potted two tallies after being quiet for the first quarter of the season. The young defenseman is U20 Team Russia’s captain and will lead the squad at the U20 WJC. READ MORE
05/18/2005 Malenkykh (Pittsburgh Penguins), Seluyanov (Detroit Red Wings), Platonov (Nashville Predators) and Knyazev (Phoenix Coyotes) invited by Metallurg (Magnitogorsk)
10/27/2004 Round 22: Lada Togliatti vs. Dynamo Moscow Game Notes
10/14/2004 Web Site News: New photos added to profiles of Konstantin Volkov (Toronto Maple Leafs), Alexander Seluyanov (Detroit Red Wings), and Andrei Pervyshin (St. Louis Blues)
05/03/2004 Web Site News: Player stats have been updated for Alexander Seluyanov (Detroit Red Wings), Dmitri Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Konstantin Volkov (Toronto Mapl
Talent Analysis:
Size & Physical Play: Standing at 6’1 and 174 pounds, Alexander is an average sized, but fairly strong defenseman. He is accustomed to physical hockey and is capable of laying down a good hit. However, he lacks the bulk to really make his hits stick, which reduces his effectiveness. Skating: Alexander skates well forward and backwards. He has an above average straight away speed, and is effective against the opposition’s speedy lines. Shot: Offensively, Alexander’s shot is his main weapon. His slap shot is strong, precise and has a good release. Because of his shot, Alexander is often utilized by Lada on the power play. Technical Game: Alexander has good hands and can handle the puck fairly well. He is capable of bringing it himself into the offensive zone, though he doesn’t do it that often. His stick handling is a bit above average. Hockey Sense: Alexander sees the ice fairly well, but isn’t much higher then average for the Super League level. He is not very creative and doesn’t yet read the little things on the offensive. Seluyanov does compensate for that with sound positional play and general reliability. He has a strong slap shot and that is mainly the reason he gets a lot of power play time. As Alexander learns to read the offense better, he will be that much more effective on the power play. Defensive play: Alexander plays a sound positional game defensively. He still sometimes lapses on defense, but Seluyanov has definitely shored up the problems with positioning and getting back into the defensive zone that he experienced a few years back. Overall: Alexander Seluyanov is an offensive defenseman with a physical presence, sped, solid defensive positioning, responsible hockey style and a great slap shot. To become more effective on offense, Alexander needs to improve his ability to read how situations develop. He also needs to bulk up and improve his upper body strength.
Back In Russia:
Alexander Seluyanov was raised in Salavat Yulayev Ufa’s hockey school. He debuted in the Super League on Salavat Yulayev’s roster during the 1999-2000 season at just the age of 17. His stint lasted a surprising 14 games during which he actually contributed offensively. His performance merited him an invitation to Russia’s ’82 national team, for which he competed for most of the 2000 and 2001. He also represented Russia at the 2000 U18 World Junior Championships, though his role on the team was fairly limited on the third defensive pairing. During the 2000-01 season, Alexander spent more time in Slavat’s main lineup, though his responsibilities were more limited on the financially more sound Salavat. He was mainly on the squad in secondary duties, filling in the Super League’s junior player requirement. That year he was also invited to join Russia’s national ’81 team at several international tournaments. Though his stats may look poor, it should be considered that at the Four Nations Tournament in Sweden, only one Russian defenseman managed to register a point and at the International Tournament in St. Petersburg, Alexander was Russia’s only defenseman who managed to score a goal. So, though the point totals look poor, consider the performance of the rest of the Russian squad. Alexander also represented Russia at the not so pleasant venture that was the 2000 U20 WJC
NHL Outlook:
Detroit Red Wings selected Alexander with their fourth pick of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, 128th overall in the fifth round. Considering Detroit’s affinity for European defensmen, his prospects of getting a serious look are very good. Considering his mobility and strong shot
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) KHL (Reg.)44 3 12 15 43 3
2007-08 Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) Super League (Playoffs)7 0 1 1 2 -2
2007-08 Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) Super League (Reg.)53 3 10 13 50 -4
2006-07 Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) Super League (Playoffs)15 2 5 7 16 10
2006-07 Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) Super League (Reg.)53 5 12 17 100 12
2005-06 Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) Super League (Playoffs)0 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) Super League (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Playoffs)6 1 0 1 6 +5
2004-05 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)52 6 5 11 41 +5
2003-04 Lada Togliatti 2 1st League (Playoffs)4 2 0 2 6 -
2003-04 Lada Togliatti 2 1st League (Reg.)5 0 1 1 10 -
2003-04 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Playoffs)2 0 0 0 0 -
2003-04 Lada Toliatti Super League (Reg.)45 1 3 4 22 -
2002-03 CSK VVS Upper League (Reg.)16 4 4 8 34 6
2002-03 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Playoffs)4 0 0 0 6 -
2002-03 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)26 2 4 6 12 12
2001-02 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 2 3
2001-02 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)6 0 0 0 0 2
2001-02 CSK VVS Upper League (Playoffs)11 1 2 3 2 2
2001-02 CSK VVS Upper League (Reg.)20 1 5 6 56 -
2000-01 Team Russia 81 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 0 1 1 4 -
2000-01 U20 Team Russia U20 IIHF WJC (Intl.)7 0 2 2 4 0
2000-01 Team Russia 81 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 1 0 1 6 -
1999-00 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 0 -
1999-00 Salavat Yulayev 2 1st League (Juniors)18 3 4 7 10 -
1999-00 Salavat Yulayev (Ufa) Super League (Playoffs)3 0 1 1 6 -
1999-00 Salavat Yulayev (Ufa) Super League (Reg.)14 1 3 4 4 -
1999-00 U20 Team Russia 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 1 2 3 6 1
1999-00 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC IIHF (Intl.)6 0 1 1 4 2
1998-99 Novoil Ufa 2 1st League (Juniors)20 3 3 6 8 -
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