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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).

SCHEDULE

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PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Smith 6 4 4 7 8
N. Bjugstad 5 2 2 6 4
D. Kulikov 6 1 3 4 4
A. Petrovic 6 1 3 5 4
J. Jokinen 6 1 3 5 4
A. Barkov 6 2 1 -2 3
J. Huberdeau 6 1 2 1 3
T. Purcell 6 2 0 -3 2
J. Jagr 6 0 2 -2 2
D. MacKenzie 6 0 1 -1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 2 4 3 .934 2.05

 
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