Joined: Aug 2019
I think he was projected to go #58 and slid to 62 so about where he was supposed to go. I think he could be another Barbie or Sunny and provide some depth.
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Nikita Alexandrov – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
BY RYAN PIKE JUNE 16TH, 2019
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2018-19 Team: Charlottetown Islanders (#14)
Date of Birth: September 16, 2000
Place of Birth: Burgwedel, Germany
Ht: 5-foot-11 Wt: 185 pounds
NHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible
The Hockey Writers (Pike’s Picks): 73rd (final)
Future Considerations: outside of top 100 (final)
ISS: outside of first round (April)
Bob McKenzie: outside of top 15 (April; draft lottery update)
Craig Button: 64th (June)
The middle to late stages of the NHL Draft are for making bets on players. Scouting staffs have to take stock of a player’s body of work and attributes, then try to project if they’ll keep moving along a development path or stall out. It’s not an exact science, though some clubs have managed to get things right more often than others.
Nikita Alexandrov of the Charlottetown Islanders
Nikita Alexandrov of the Charlottetown Islanders (courtesy Charlottetown Islanders)
Charlottetown Islanders forward Nikita Alexandrov is, in many ways, a player that seems like a pretty decent bet in the middle part of the 2019 NHL Draft. Born in Germany to Russian parents, he’s just completed his second full season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League after coming over in the 2017 CHL Import Draft.
It’s easy to see the things about Alexandrov’s game that makes him appealing to teams. He’s a reliable two-way player and plays a responsible, consistent 200-foot game. He’s become more comfortable in the offensive zone, increasing his offensive output from 13 goals and 31 points to 27 goals and 61 points.