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Name: Aleksander SuglobovToronto Maple Leafs (#56/2000 NHL Draft)

Rating: 79
Height: 186cm/6'1"
Weight: 87kg/191.4 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1982-01-15
Birthplace: Elektrostal, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2002-03 Team Russia (EuroTour) Away - Available
2001-02 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Away - Sold
2001-02 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Home - Sold
Alexander Suglobov (New Jersey Devils) leads Rats to victory (01/05/2006)
From Russia with yearning - Rats rookie misses home, works to fit in, reach dream (12/10/2004)
Coach Vladimir Bure: If not for the lockout, Suglobov would be in the NHL (10/28/2004)
Alex Suglobov: This Year Will Be the Deciding Factor (09/14/2002)
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Player News
04/01/2006 Pushkarev (Los Angeles) and Suglobov (Toronto) sent down to the AHL
03/14/2006 AHL clubs anounce playoff rosters, include a number of Russian prospects
03/09/2006 Alexander Suglobov moved by the New Jersey Devils to the Toronto Maple Leafs
01/05/2006 Alexander Suglobov (New Jersey Devils) leads Rats to victory
12/17/2005 Alexander Suglobov (New Jersey Devils) called up to the NHL
09/26/2005 New Jersey Devils send down Ivan Khomutov and Alexander Suglobov
12/15/2004 AHL Player of the week: Aleksander Suglobov (New Jersey Devils)
12/10/2004 From Russia with yearning - Ivan Khomutov (New Jersey Devils) article
09/16/2004 Anton Kadeykin, Aleksander Suglobov and Ivan Khomutov assigned by New Jersey Devils to the AHL’s Albany River Rats
05/07/2004 Web Site News: Alexander Suglobov's (New Jersey Devils) game worn jersey added!!!
02/06/2004 Three Russians join Team Planet USA at the AHL All Star game
01/07/2004 Alexander Suglobov makes his NHL debut!
Talent Analysis:
Alexander Suglobov has bulked up over the past season to a respectable 6’1 and 190 pound frame. Alexander is not a physical player, relying on his talent and athleticism. Alexander has a hard shot, but needs to work more on his precision. He should also shoot more often. On many occasions he shows a lot of intensity in the offensive zone, skating all over the place and making all kinds of scoring opportunities, but hesitates to pull the trigger in the end. Other then hesitating to shoot, he does read the situations well and makes very good passes. He has great speed and excellent puck handling skills, able to burn many defensemen with his raw talent. On occasion, Alexander will try to carry the puck up the ice when he should really pass it up the ice. In these situations he does get his team in trouble and takes himself out of the game since he can’t slow down fast enough to get back on defense in time. He is always looking for a way to score. However, unlike before, he now makes more responsible decisions and shares the puck with his line mates.

Defensively, Alexander tries to be responsible. He is an intense player, giving a constant effort and not giving up. Alexander tries hard along the boards, using his body, as well as his stick. He does need to get stronger to become a real factor in these situations. In the open ice, his positioning is sound, but he tends to float a bit, looking for the offensive opportunities. Overall, Alexander is leaps and bounds over the player he was just a year ago. He added significant experience and hockey sense to his great athleticism and talent.
Back In Russia:
Alexander Suglobov started playing hockey in Elektrostal, Russia. After several years in Elektrostal, Alexander was invited to Moscow by Spartak’s management to join the team’s program. He stayed in Moscow for only the 1998-99 season. The team was going through a financial crisis and a rumor has it that Alexander may have also conflicted with team’s management. After leaving Spartak during the 1999 off season, he attended Torpedo Yaroslavl’s training camp and earned an invitation to join the team. This was a significant move in Alexander’s development, since Torpedo’s head coach was Petr Vorobiev, who also coached the Russian National Jr. Team. Alexander spent the 1999-00 season with Torpedo’s First League junior farm team, Torpedo-2. He showcased his potential, scoring 24 goals in just 38 games and earned high regard from Vorobiev and the NHL scouts. During the 2000-01 season, Alexander was given a chance to play in the Super League. After spending 3 games during the first part of the season with Lokomotiv (former Torpedo) Yaroslavl, he was loaned to Salavat Yulayev in November. Alexander played 6 games for Salavat Yulayev, and in January was again reassigned, this time to SKA St. Petersburg. Since SKA was the worst team in the Super League, Alexander had a chance to earn plenty of ice time. He played well for SKA and was recalled back to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl for the second phase of the season. Alexander spent most of the second phase on the bench, but got his chance during the playoffs. He played in all 11 games of the playoffs, recording a goal and two assists, while Lokomotiv made it all the way to the semi finals. During the beginning of the 2001-02 season, Alexander established himself as a full valued member of Lokomotiv. He was one of the few young players that Vladimir Vujtek trusted in the playoffs. Alexander saw about 12-15 minutes a game during the regular season and about 5-10 minutes in the playoffs. He was consistently utilized in most games.

International Competition

Alexander has been a member of the Russian National Team since 1999. He represented Russia at several tournaments, but has never been invited to join Team Russia at the World Junior Championships. In 2001, Alexander’s performance at the Five Nations tournament merited an invitation to the 2001 U20 World Junior Championships. Alexander was the top scorer and was named the best forward of the tournament. The new Team Russia head coach, Valdimir Plyuschev, gave him a chance in December to compete at the 2002 U20 WJC. For a player who has been commented by some to have super skills and little hockey sense, Alexander had an impressive tournament, considering the expectations. He started the tournament on the fourth line with Ruslan Zainullin and Sergei Soin. He used his size well, skated well and displayed solid defensively. Alexander also showed an precise wrist shot. He did not use his line mates enough, but his hockey sense has developed well since the draft year. During the playoffs he was promoted to Russia’s third line and played along side of Andrei Taratukhin, while Sergei Soin was moved to the wing, his natural position. Alexander showed a lot of potential and should have gotten more ice time.
NHL Outlook:
The New Jersey Devils picked Alexander Suglobov in the second round with their third, 56th overall pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Alexander is a gamble pick. He possessed star quality and raw, breathtaking physical ability, but lacked the physical presence and mentality to elevate his game to the next level. This past season it appears that Alexander has gained a bit of both, as well as the confidence to compete at a high level. He still needs to become a stronger player, but the improvements he made this past season have been immense. He has received more ice time with Lokomotiv this season and has shown that he belongs. Alexander has the potential to become a top line winger in the NHL if he continues to build on his improvements. It appears that he has now stabilized his position with Lokomotiv and will no longer bounce from team to team on loan. This is very important and will likely make the 2002-03 season a breakthrough one for this talented winger. A good indicator of this is that Alexander was invited to the Russian Senior National Team by Vladimir Plyuschev for the upcoming Ceska Poistovna EuroTour tournament.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 CSKA (Moscow) KHL (Reg.)54 14 15 29 67 1
2007-08 CSKA Moscow Super League (Reg.)33 10 3 13 41 0
2007-08 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)6 4 1 5 29 5
2007-08 SKA (St. Petersburg) Super League (Playoffs)0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 SKA (St. Petersburg) Super League (Reg.)5 1 0 1 12 -2
2004-05 Albany River Rats AHL (Reg.)33 12 12 24 32 -12
2002-03 Team Russia Ceska Poistovna (EuroTour)3 1 0 1 25 1
2002-03 Team Russia Karjala Cup (EuroTour)3 0 0 0 0 -1
2002-03 Team Russia Baltica Cup (EuroTour)4 2 2 4 2 2
2002-03 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)5 1 0 1 2 -
2002-03 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)17 4 2 6 12 -
2002-03 Neftkhimik (Nizhnekamsk) Super League (Reg.)6 0 0 0 4 -
2002-03 Team Russia Sweden Games (EuroTour)4 2 2 4 6 3
2002-03 Team Russia WC IIHF (Intl.)7 3 0 3 2 1
2001-02 Team Russia 82 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 2 1
2001-02 Team Russia 82 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 0 -
2001-02 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)3 1 0 1 29 -
2001-02 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)25 4 1 5 14 -
2001-02 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 2 1st League (Juniors)6 5 2 7 20 -
2001-02 Team Russia 82 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 14 0
2001-02 Team Russia U20 WJC IIHF (Intl.)7 1 0 1 4 1
2000-01 Torpedo Yaroslavl 82 Junior League (Playoffs)6 4 1 5 24 -
2000-01 Torpedo Yaroslavl 2 1st League (Juniors)38 24 10 34 57 -
2000-01 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)11 1 2 3 6 -
2000-01 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)3 0 0 0 2 -
2000-01 SKA St. Petersburg Super League (Reg.)8 1 0 1 6 -
2000-01 Salavat Yulayev (Ufa) Super League (Reg.)6 0 0 0 4 -
1999-00 Team Russia 82 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 0 1 2 -
1998-99 Spartak Moscow 2 1st League (Juniors)1 0 0 0 0 -
1998-99 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Relegation)1 0 0 0 0 -
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