In his second season with the Charlottetown Islanders, Nikita Alexandrov finished second in team scoring with 27 goals and 61 points, doing so in only 64 appearances. He was equally as impressive in the postseason where he put up another seven points in six games. Alexandrov is the 29th-ranked North American skater in NHL Central Scouting’s Final Draft Rankings.
Alexandrov describes himself as a skilled playmaking centre who is defensively sound. The budding centre models his game after a pair of star NHL pivots in Evgeny Kuznetsov of the Washington Capitals and Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In preparation for the pro ranks, Alexandrov plans to improve his explosiveness as well as his upper-body strength.
The German native brings skilled hands and a nose for the net – as evidenced by his 40 goals over two seasons in the QMJHL – in addition to pro hockey bloodlines. Alexandrov’s father, Igor, played in three different European countries and also had a stint with the AHL’s Springfield Indians in the 1993-94 season.