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Name: Alexander SeminWashington Capitals (#13/2002 NHL Draft)

Rating: 89
Height: 186cm/6'1"
Weight: 82kg/180.4 lb
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1984-03-03
Birthplace: Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2000-01 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) Away - Sold
Stanislav Galiev: Russian methods are better, but in NA I have more opportunities (01/23/2009)
Semen Varlamov (Washington Capitals): It’s tough without a coach (11/20/2008)
A Gold Top 5 – Analyzing The Reasons That Brought The Victory to Team Russia (06/05/2008)
Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators): What kind of a star am I ?! (07/24/2007)
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12/14/2010 In D.C., a Russian Mystery: The Quiet Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals)

National Hockey League (NHL) -  WASHINGTON — On the evening he scored his third hat trick of the season, Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals) stood in the Washington Capitals' dressing room enveloped by a horde of reporters. Amid the sound of whirring fans drying sweaty equipment, Semin was asked if he can ever predict such a successful performance. (By Katy Carrera of Associated Press) READ MORE
11/14/2010 Statistical analysis: Will Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals) remain a Capital?

National Hockey League (NHL) -  Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals)'s pace for a career-best 59-goal, 104-point season may not have gotten him on the All-Star ballot, but it is sure to get him on the radar of teams looking to add offense when his one-year deal with the Capitals expires at the end of this season. In the post-lockout era, building a Stanley Cup contending hockey team includes not only signing great talent but also doing so in a cheap and efficient manner. Replacing a scoring talent like Semin, however, is challenging simply because there are not many 40-goal scorers in the NHL. Since the lockout, almost twice as many wingers have scored between 20 and 30 goals compared to the 30 to 40-goal plateau of Semin. Those who have done it multiple seasons are rarer still and almost never hit the open market. (The London Free Press article by Ryan Pyette) READ MORE
04/29/2008 Canada gets an early wakeup call (Russia beats Canada)

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  QUEBEC — At least Ken Hitchcock knew it was coming. The Canadian coach predicted Monday morning that his team was in for a “wakeup call” just hours before it was beaten 4-1 by Russia in the final exhibition game before the start of the IIHF World Hockey Championship. Hockey Canada scouts had watched Russia's 6-2 win over Switzerland a night earlier in nearby Trois-Rivieres, Que., and told Hitchcock that they would be a handful. “I think overall this is going to be the wakeup call we need,” Hitchcock said before the game. “I think tomorrow we're going to know exactly what we need to work on. ( article) READ MORE
04/26/2008 Radulov, Ovechkin, Semin and Fedorov join national team
05/02/2007 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals): I warned....I would be late...
05/02/2007 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals): I warned....I would be late...
04/16/2007 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals) released by Team Russia
03/03/2007 Web Site News: Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals)'s game worn HC Traktor jersey added
05/11/2006 Grigorenko (Detroit Red Wings) and Semin (Washington Capitals) sick
04/11/2006 Alexander Semin reaches agreement with the Washington Capitals
04/07/2006 Semin (Washington Capitals) Likely Back Next Season (Washington Post article)
11/08/2005 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals): I Was Emphatically Suggested in Togliatti Not to Leave (Sport Express Interview)
11/06/2005 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals) transferred to Khimik (Vosskresensk), but will he play?
11/05/2005 Court rules against Mark Gandler and Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals). But what does it really mean?
10/27/2005 NHL's Washington Capitals sue for Alexander Semin
10/13/2005 Military duty clouds Alexander Semin situation (Washington Times)
10/12/2005 Alexander Semin's (Washington Capitals) interview about life after Lada (Sport Express)
10/11/2005 No room for Semin - Lada’s payroll cut by 50%
10/10/2005 Semin on his way back to the Washington?
10/09/2005 Alexander Semin (Washington) wakes up, notches 2 to beat the Champs!
08/29/2005 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals) no lock for Russia’s roster
08/27/2005 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals) coming back to the NHL!
06/21/2005 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals) signs one year extension with Lada
04/30/2005 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals) misses Russia’s opener against Austria
03/03/2005 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals) continues to be bothered by a foot injury
02/08/2005 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals) leaves national team with injury
01/24/2005 Part of Russia's Sweden Games (EuroTour) roster announced: Evgeny Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins) will make debut
10/27/2004 Round 22: Lada Togliatti vs. Dynamo Moscow Game Notes
10/14/2004 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals #13/2002) looks strong for Lada
10/12/2004 Despite Washington troubles Semin (Washington Capitals #13/2002) putting together a great season in Russia
09/30/2004 Caps suspend Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals #11/2002) for not reporting (Washington Times article)
09/28/2004 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals #11/2002) suspended by the Capitals - George McPhee statement
09/18/2004 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals #11/2002) skates in first match for Lada Togliatti
07/20/2004 Washington Capitals development camp gets under way with Semin on sidelines, without Ovechkin
04/29/2004 Fedor Tyutin (New York Rangers) moves on, while Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals) goes home despite a spectacular playoff
04/18/2004 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals) boosts Portland's offense
04/17/2004 Alexander Semin’s (Washington Capitals) strong performance earns the Pirates an AHL playoff birth
04/12/2004 Alexander Semin helps the Portlant Pirates to make the 2004 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs
04/11/2004 Alexander Semin (Washington Capitals) scores a pair of goals in Portland's win over Lowell
12/24/2003 RussianProspects Prospect of the Week: Alexander Semin....for better or for worse
12/23/2003 Semin's Cut From U20 Team Russia and Then Reinstated!
12/17/2003 Washington Capitals player Alexander Semin watches U20 Team Russia's game from stands
12/11/2003 Washington Capitals player Alexander Semin is going to the Worlds!
12/11/2003 Washington Capitals GM George McPhee expects left wing Alexander Semin to join the Russian National team for the U20 WJC.
10/31/2003 Washington Capitals 19 year old forward Alexander Semin scored his first NHL goal against the Atlanta Thrashers.
Talent Analysis:
Alexander Semin sees the ice well and makes responsible decisions with the puck. He is a great skater and is able to "undress" a defender with a burst of speed. Alexander is an excellent puck handler. He has a powerful and well aimed slap shot and is able to make great shot while on the move at high speeds. The combination of his speed, puck handling and shot is simply scary
Back In Russia:
Alexander is a product of the famous Traktor Chelyabinsk hockey school. During the 2001-02 season, he has a secured a spot in team’s main lineup and has consistently seen a lot of ice time. Traktor plays in the Upper League, Russia’s second elite league and Alexander adjusted well to play with more experienced and skilled adult players. He has consistently been a member of the Team Russia ’84. He has risen through the team’s ranks and established himself as one of it’s most skilled scorers. At the Five Nations Tournament in Tyumen, he lead the team in scoring with three goals and two assists. While some players stats appear to be boosted by their linemates, Alexander scored two of his three goals completely on his own. At the tournament he played on the s
NHL Outlook:
Semin is a dynamic talent. If he bulks up and continues his progress, Alexander is a potential NHL top line winger. Alexander was honored with the privilege of being the first Russian drafted at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, 13th overall by the Washington Capitals. He spent the 2002-03 season with Lada Togliatti in the Russian Super League. During the summer of 2003 he signed a three year deal with the Washington Capitals, and has a chance of making the club's roster out of training camp.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2005-06 Team Russia IIHF World Championships (Intl.)6 3 3 6 6 +4
2005-06 Team Russia Sweden Games (EuroTour) (Intl.)3 3 0 3 0 -
2005-06 Khimik (Mytische) Super League (Playoffs)8 3 2 5 6 2
2006 Team Russia ROSNO Cup (EuroTour) (Intl.)1 1 0 1 2 -
2005-06 Team Russia Karjala Cup (EuroTour) (Intl.)2 0 0 0 4 0
2004-05 Team Russia World Championships (Intl.)6 3 0 3 8 +3
2004-05 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Playoffs)7 1 0 1 2 -2
2004-05 Team Russia ROSSNO Cup (Intl.)3 1 0 1 6 -
2004-05 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)50 19 11 30 56 +15
2003-04 Portland Pirates AHL (Playoffs)7 4 7 11 19 +5
2003-04 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC (Intl.)6 2 2 4 10 -1
2002-03 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Playoffs)10 5 4 9 10 -
2002-03 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)47 10 7 17 38 11
2002-03 Team Russia WC IIHF (Intl.)6 0 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Team Russia 84 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 3 2 5 0 -
2001-02 Team Russia 84 Intl. Tourn. (Intl.)5 2 1 3 22 0
2001-02 Traktor Chelyabinsk 84-85 Junior League (Playoffs)4 6 0 6 24 -
2001-02 Traktor Chelyabinsk Upper League (Playoffs)2 2 0 2 0 -
2001-02 Traktor Chelyabinsk Upper League (Reg.)46 13 8 21 52 -
2001-02 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC IIHF (Intl.)8 8 7 15 16 13
2000-01 Traktor Chelyabinsk 84 Junior League (Juniors)6 2 2 4 14 -
2000-01 Team Russia 84 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 3 1 4 0 4
2000-01 Team Russia 84 Jr Olympic Games (Intl.)4 2 0 2 8 3
1999-00 U16 Team Russia Friendly Games (Intl.)6 3 1 4 10 -2
1999-00 Team Ural 84 Regional Tourn. (Juniors)5 3 4 7 2 -
1999-00 Team Russia 84 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 2 3 0 1
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