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Alexander Semin
Alexander Semin
Left Wing
Number: 28
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 211
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 3, 1984
Birthplace: Krasnojarsk, Russia
Drafted: WSH / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (13th overall)
Averaged more than a point per game (1.274), trailing only Alex Ovechkin and PIT’s Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby among players who played at least 20 games … Finished second on the team in goals (34), third in points (a career-high 79) and third in assists (a career-high 45) … Recorded at least a point in 50 of the 62 games he played … Led the team and tied for 14th in the league at +25, the first season of his career with a positive rating … Third on the team with 223 shots and had at least one shot in every game he played … Tied for 10th in the NHL with 73 takeaways … Had eight PPGs, seven of which came in the last 22 games of the year … Had 19 points, including four GWGs, in the final 10 minutes of the game (8g-11a) … Had a careerbest eight GWGs … Recorded the Capitals’ first goal 12 times and the game’s first goal eight times, both second-best on the team … Had a team-high three shootout goals (seven attempts), including two that decided the game … Tallied 18 multiple-point games, six multiple-goal games and seven multiple-assist games … Shared the team lead in assists on GWGs (7) … The Capitals were 19-6-3 when he scored a goal and 36-9-5 when he recorded a point … Had six goals and 13 points in five games vs. CAR … Led the NHL with 27 points (13g-14a) in the first 15 games of the season … Named NHL’s First Star of the Month in October (8g-8a) … Scored twice in the final 2:43 to give the Caps a 3-2 win 11/6 vs. CAR … Set a career high for points in a game (5, 2g-3a) 11/12 at CAR … Established a career-best five-game assist streak from 12/13—1/6 (5a)… Recorded the Caps’ fastest goal to start a game of the season 2/5 vs. LA (0:15) … Had a career-best nine-game point streak from 2/26—3/14 (7g-9a) … That streak began with a career-best six-game goal streak (2/26—3/8, 6g) … Scored his 100th career goal on 3/3 vs. CAR … Recorded his 200th career point on 3/8 vs. PIT and added his 100th career assist 3/12 at PHI … Set new career highs in goals (5), assists (9) and points (14) in 14 playoff games for the Capitals … Finished third on the team in points … Led the NHL with 14 takeaways through two rounds of the playoffs … Shared the NHL lead in goals in the first round (5) … Had two goals, including the GWG, and added an assist in Game 3 of the ECQF vs. NYR (4/20) …Had a six-game point streak (4g-5a) from 4/20—5/2 … Had two assists in Game 6 of the ECSF at PIT.

Finished second on the team in goals (26) and fifth in points (42) … Missed 17 of the first 23 games because of an ankle injury, but had an assist in the home opener on 10/6 … Totaled 24 goals in his last 46 games and 38 points in his last 47 games … Combined with Alex Ovechkin for the most goals by any teammates in the NHL (91) … Team was 8-2-2 when Semin and Ovechkin scored a goal (16-3-4 all-time) … Shared the team lead with three shootout goals (six attempts) … Second on the team with 10 goals against the Southeast Division and with 10 PPGs … Had two GWGs (1/19 vs. FLA and 2/16 at TB) … Had 13 goals at home and 13 on the road … Scored 12 of his goals in the third period … Scored a team-high three unassisted goals … Recorded his 100th NHL point with an assist 12/8 vs. ATL … Registered three points (2g-1a) on 1/15 vs. OTT … Recorded a six-game point-scoring streak from 1/13-1/23 (6g-2a) … Scored the game-deciding shootout goal 1/21 at PIT and 3/16 vs. BOS … Matched a career best with goals in five straight games (2/15-2/24; 5g) … Tallied a goal in four of the final six games of the regular season … Finished second on the team in playoff scoring with eight points (3g-5a) in seven games … Second on the team in playoff shots (28) and tied for second on the team with a +2 rating … Scored goals in Games 4, 5 and 6 vs. PHI and added an assist in each game for three consecutive multiple-point games … Had a four-game point-scoring streak (3g-4a from 4/15-4/21) … Scored the GWG in Game 5 (4/19) … Helped lead Russia to the gold medal at the World Championship.

Recorded a career-high 73 points (38g-35a) in 77 games … Ranked second on the team in goals, assists and points … Led Caps with 17 PPGs and 38 points with the man advantage … Tied for fourth in the NHL in PPGs and tied for 14th in power-play points … His 38 goals ranked third in the NHL among players 23 years old and younger, trailing only Alex Ovechkin and Thomas Vanek (BUF) … Finished second on team with eight multiple-goal games and 19 multiple-point games … Averaged 18:24 of ice time, good for sixth on the team and third among forwards … Registered 20 minutes or more of ice time 23 times, leading the team four times … Ranked third on the roster with 90 PIM … Tallied six GWGs (second on team) … Notched 44 of 73 points at home (24g-20a), leading the team in goals at Verizon Center … Ranked second on the team in home plus/minus rating (+7) … Registered Capitals’ first goal of the game 12 times and game’s first goal five times … Team finished 15-10-4 when he scored a goal, 20-19-8 when he had a point … Led team with nine first-star of the game selections … Scored 16.2% of the team’s goals, ranking 11th in the league … Scored at least one goal in first six of seven games (eight goals total) to open season (10/5-10/21), becoming the first Capital to score eight goals in the season’s first seven games … Notched first of two hat tricks of season in first home game vs. CAR (10/7) … Had a career-best eight-game point streak (10/5-10/25, 8g-4a) … Registered career-high three assists vs. OTT (11/6) … Missed four games due to injury (11/18-11/25) … Had a five-game point streak after returning from injury (11/28-12/8); totaled six points (4g-2a) in that span … Peppered season-high eight shots on goal at NJ (12/29) … Scored an NHL-leading 12 goals in January, the most by a Caps player in a month in 10 years (since Peter Bondra had 12 in January 1997) … Scored eight goals in a five-game goal streak (1/4-1/13), with three multiple-goal games in that time … Appeared in 100th NHL game at FLA (2/1) … Skated a career-high 26:59 at FLA (2/1) … Had the lone shootout goal in Washington’s only shootout win of the season, vs. NYI (2/4) … Tallied team-high 15 points in the month of March (6g-9a) … Recorded back-to-back three-point games, 3/16 vs. TOR (1g-2a) and 3/18 vs. TB (3g) … Notched a natural hat trick in the second period 3/18 vs. TB.
2005-06: Split the season between Togliatti and Mytischi in the Russian Super League … Played 16 games for Togliatti, recording nine points (5g-4a) … Posted 10 points (3g-7a) in 26 games with Mytischi … Led Mytischi in playoff goals (3) and shared the team lead in playoff points (5) in eight GP … Represented Russia in the 2006 World Championship.
2004-05: Played 50 games for Togliatti in the Russian Super League … Led the team in goals (19) and ranked second in points (30) … Played 10 playoff games, posting a goal and an assist.
2003-04: His rookie NHL season, appeared in 52 games for the Capitals, recording 22 points (10g-12a) … Skated in four games with Portland (AHL), recording four points (3g-1a) … Finished fourth on the Capitals in points and PPGs (4) … Led all team rookies in goals, assists and points … Made his NHL debut at MTL (10/14), recording an assist … Tallied his first NHL goal, the GWG, on the power play vs. ATL (10/31) … Recorded his first multiple-point game 11/4 at TB (2a) … Scored the GWG and added an assist 1/9 vs. CAR … Registered a five-game point streak from 3/12-3/20 (3g-4a) … Joined Portland following the completion of the NHL season, appearing in four regular-season games … In seven playoff games for the Pirates, led the team with four goals, seven assists and 11 points … Scored three goals, tying a Portland playoff record, and added an assist vs. Hartford  (4/23) … Represented Russia in the World Junior Championship.
2002-03: Played in 47 games with Togliatti, tallying 10 goals and seven assists … Ranked fifth on the team in points (17) … In 10 playoff games, led the team with five goals and added three assists.
2001-02: Split the season between Chelyabinsk-18 of the Russian junior league and Chelyabinsk of the Russia-2 league … Posted 21 points (13g-8a) with Chelyabinsk.

Has represented Russia in five international competitions.
2008: Helped lead Russia to the gold medal at the World Championship … Led Russia and finished tied for third in the tournament with 13 points (6g-7a) in nine games … Goal total ranked tied for second in the tournament … Assist total was tied for seventh in the tournament … Tied for second on the team and fourth in the tournament at +11.
2006: Recorded six points (3g-3a) in seven games at the World Championship … Notched a hat trick vs. Kazakhstan (5/6).
2005: Recorded three goals in six games at the World Championship.
2004: Posted four points (2g-2a) in six games at the World Junior Championship in Finland.
2003: Made his World Championship debut, skating in six games.

Selected by Washington in the first round, 13th overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft.