Thursday, November 15, 2012

Alexei Volkov

1 NHL Game

October 21, 1998 Los Angeles Kings vs Florida Panthers. 1-1 tie.

  The Los Angeles Kings drafted Russian Alexei Volkov in the third round of the 1998 NHL draft and later that summer signed him to a three-year contract. The Kings prompted Volkov to move overseas and play his junior hockey in North America. With the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads, Volkov was named 1998/99 Defensive Rookie of the Year. He also lead Russian to a 1999 World Junior Championship Gold medal and a 2000 World Junior Championship Silver medal.

  October 18, 1998 Alexei Volkov was an 18 year old rookie playing for the Halifax Mooseheads. That night the Kings were playing the Colorado Avalanche. In a rare occurrence both of their goalies, Stephane Fiset and Jamie Storr, were injured during the game. Storr managed to finish the contest but the Kings were left scrambling to find a couple new netminders for their next game. Manny Legace became the new #1 and Alexei Volkov was called in to back him up. Volkov, who only played within Canada in the QMJHL, was held up at the Toronto border trying to enter the United States. He was issued a visa just in time to get across the border for game night. Manny Legace made his NHL debut on October 21, 1998 when the Kings met the Panthers. He played an outstanding game, making 49 saves and allowed LA to tie a game in which they were outshot 50-19. It would be Alexei Volkov's only game as a member of the LA Kings. For the team's next contest a more mature goalie in Ryan Bach was recalled to backup Legace and Volkov was returned to Halifax. Legace would actually get injured in that game and Ryan Bach was needed to play real NHL minutes.

   Volkov only played a year of pro hockey in North America before returning to Russia. He helped Moscow Dynamo with the 2012 KHL Gagarin Cup as league champs. 

  • Wore #36 with Los Angeles Kings

Career stats from
Born Mar 15 1980 -- Yekaterinburg, Russia
Height 6.03 -- Weight 207
Drafted by Los Angeles Kings - round 3 #76 overall 1998 NHL Entry Draft
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1998-99Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL392212334106022.72259311420.915510
1999-00Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL40022221124013.352313212720.9031000
2000-01New Orleans BrassECHL2902157781213.0812958170.910---
2000-01Lowell Lock MonstersAHL50020216104.75110760.826---
2002-03Moscow DynamoRussia502---
2003-04Moscow DynamoRussia110062418031.732230.925---
2004-05Moscow SpartakRussia4310---
2005-06Tver MVD HCRussia2001206003.00450.882---
2005-06Chekhov VityazRussia5001708002.82710.899---
2006-07Chekhov VityazRussia1910100
2008-09Chekhov VityazKHL37102034110013.2582169320.894---
2009-10Balashikha MVD HCKHL140082637002.697423330.900---
2010-11Moscow DynamoKHL2401124051012.4712734960.907100
2011-12Moscow DynamoKHL2420129547022.1814715320.919
2012-13Moscow DynamoKHL120066930002.697402450.891---
2012-13Moscow Oblast AtlantKHL-------------100
2013-14Ufa Salavat YulayevKHL2000112548002.5610714920.911---
2014-15Sochi HCKHL

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