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Aleksander Barkov
Aleksander Barkov
Center  - FLA
(al-ehx-AN-duhr bar-KAWV)
Number: 16
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 213
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 2, 1995  (Age 20)
Birthplace: Tampere, Finland
Drafted: FLA / 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (2nd overall) PROSPECT BIO
2014-15:
Completed second NHL season, second with Florida...Recorded first career multi-goal game (2G), March 28 at MTL...Recorded two assists and set a new career-high with his 17th assist Mar. 26 at TOR... Set new career-high in points (25), with a goal March 17 vs. MTL...Scored game-winning goal March 12 vs. WPG...Notched his tenth goal of the season March 1 vs. TBL...Recorded his ninth goal of the year to pass his career-high in goals (8, 2013-14) Feb. 21 vs. OTT...Recorded a goal Feb. 5 vs. LAK...Recorded a goal Feb. 2 at NYR...Recorded points in two consecutive games (1-1—2) Jan. 27-29... Had three-point game (1-2—3) Jan. 27 vs. DET...Recorded points in three consecutive games Jan. 13 - 17...Scored game-winning goal Jan. 8 at VAN...Recorded points in back-to-back games (0-2—2) Dec. 31 - Jan. 2...Recorded an assist and the shootout winner Dec. 22 vs. PIT...Returned after missing two games (lower body injury) Nov. 6 at PHI...Recorded his first goal of the season and three shots Oct. 21 at COL.

2013-14:
Completed first NHL season, first with Florida...Missed final 23 games of season (lower body injury)...Selected to play for Team
Finland at the 2014 Winter Olympics....Had career high six-game point streak (1-6-7: Dec. 23-Jan. 6)...Scored goal Dec. 19 at OTT...Recorded a pair of assists Dec. 17 at TOR...Netted a goal Nov. 10 vs. NYR...Scored a goal Oct. 19 vs. MIN...Posted a NHL career high three points, including first career game-winner (1-2-3) Oct. 11 vs. PIT...Picked up his first NHL assist Oct. 8 at PHI...Recorded first NHL goal in first NHL game on 15:34 TOI Oct. 3 at DAL becoming the youngest player to score a goal in the NHL in 70 years.

2012-13:
Completed second season in SM-Liiga, second with Tappara Tampere, serving as the team’s second-leading scorer...Finished the
season playing 53 games with 48 points (21-27-48) with a plus-18 rating and eight PIMs...Helped Tappara finish in second place and reach the
SM-Liiga playoff finals. Played in five Playoff games for Tappara...Recorded five points (0-5-5) with a plus-three rating and two PIMs...Suffered a season-ending shoulder injury early in Game 5 of the quarterfinal against HIFK.

2011-12:
 Completed first SM-Liiga season, first with Tappara Tampere at just 16-years-old...Played in 32 games, registering 16 points
(7-9-16) with a plus-18 rating and eight PIM...Barkov averaged 13:32 minutes of ice time.

2010-11:
Played in 25 games for Tappara’s U-20 team as a 15-year-old and represented Finland in international competition at the U-17 and U-16 levels...Scored five goals and 12 assists with six penalty minutes in the U-20 SM-Liiga...Scored 10 goals with eight assists in 13 games for Tappara’s U-18 team. Led Tappara to the U-16 playoff finals, scoring seven goals with 17 assists in 10 games...Helped Tappara capture a silver medal in the Jr. C SM sarja league.

International:
2014:
Represented Team Finland at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia..Skated for Finland at 2013 U-20 World Junior
Championship, playing in six games, scoring three goals with four assists and was plus-two with six PIM.

ETC:
In 2014-15 led all Finnish NHLers in goals (16)...First NHL goal made him the youngest NHL player to score a goal since 1943 (Don Raleigh)...Won Bronze Medal with Florida teammate Jussi Jokinen at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games... Highest ranked European Draft choice in Florida franchise history...Became youngest Finnish player (16 years, 4 months)  to score a goal at WJC (2012)...Speaks Finnish,
Russian and English...Father Alexander Barkov played professional hockey for Moscow Spartak (RUS), Courmaosta HC (Italy) and finished his career in Finland playing ten seasons for Tappara Tampere (FIN). Sasha made his professional debut for Tappara in 2011-12...Barkov’s mother Olga played basketball for the Russian National Team...Shares a birthday with Panthers Head Coach Gerard Gallant (Sep. 2).

 
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