2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Alexander Khovanov

ALEXANDER KHOVANOVRussia

Current Team: Kazan Irbis (MHL)

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Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 5-10 • Weight: 180 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: April 19, 2000 • Hometown: Togliatti, Russia

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Kazan Ak Bars (Russia U16/U17)
CHL Import Draft: 2017 by Moncton (Round 1, No. 2 Overall)
MHL Debut: Sept. 8, 2016 (Kazan at Novokuznetsk)
First MHL Goal: Sept. 17, 2016 (Kazan vs. Yekaterinburg)

IN THE NEWS:
Out Six Months with Hepatitis (in Russian)
Signed Deal to Stay in Russia (in Russian)
Captain of World U-17 Team (in Russian)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "The talented Russian pivot tied teammate Andrei Svechnikov for the goal-scoring lead at the Under-17's with five goals and produced at a steady clip in the MHL as a 16-year-old." (Recrutes.ca 2017 Draft Guide)

• "He's on the smaller side and doesn't have the most explosive skating strides. We like his puck skills, he's a good stick-handler, and he likes to slow down the play while in possession of the puck during zone entries. He sees the ice really well and can find his linemates with ease, and rather quickly in the offensive zone. Alexander is not a physical player, as he plays a finesse, skilled game. He will need to learn to keep his head up when rushing the puck; we’ve seen him get hit hard a couple of times in open ice. The fact that he doesn't have a lot of speed is also a concern, and we would like to see add some explosiveness to his stride." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)