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Alexander Semin
Alexander Semin
Right Wing
Number: 28
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 211
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 3, 1984
Birthplace: Krasnojarsk, Russia
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 26, 2012
Drafted: WSH / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (13th overall)
Alexander has a wife, Alena… He spends his summers in his hometown of Krasnoyarsk, Russia and has a Yorkshire terrier named Zhorik… Alexander’s cousin, Ilya Skvortsov, plays for Loko in the Russian MHL (junior league)… Alex spends time in a foster home in Krasnoyarsk every summer, donating sports equipment and clothing… He started playing hockey at the age of five, and his first team was the Sokol Krasnoyarsk youth hockey club… The biggest influence on his career was his father, who served as his coach until he was 13… His favorite player growing up was Pavel Bure… Alex’s favorite sport to play outside of hockey is soccer, his favorite athlete is Lionel Messi and his favorite team is FC Barcelona… He wore No. 32 in Russia, but switched to 28 in Washington because 32 was retired (Dale Hunter)… His favorite TV show is the Russian comedy Interns, favorite movie is Flightplan, and favorite book is The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov… His most memorable hockey moment was Russia’s World Championship final victory against Canada in 2008 in Quebec… His favorite artist is poet, composer and singer Stas Mikhailov… His favorite food is Italian and favorite restaurant is Café Milano in Washington, DC… The person he would most like to meet is Anthony Hopkins… His favorite vacation spots are Seven Mile Beach and the Cayman Islands… His favorite former teammate is Sergei Fedorov, favorite road city is Vancouver and favorite road arena is the Bell Centre.

2013-2014 Season
Completed his ninth NHL season and second with Carolina… Ranked second on the team in goals (22), fourth in points (42) and sixth in assists (20)… Was second on the team in power-play goals (6)… Recorded a (+1) plus/minus rating and is now plus-107 over the past six seasons… Played for Team Russia in the 2014 Olympic Games, registering an assist and a (+2) rating in five games… Scored his first goal of the season at WSH (10/10)… Recorded his first multi-point game of the season with two assists at NYI (10/19)… Placed on injured reserve with a concussion on 11/21… Activated from injured reserve on 12/12… Stretched his point streak to four games (12/23-12/31: 2g, 3a) with a game-winning goal in overtime and fired a season-high nine shots vs. MTL (12/31)… Earned his first multi-goal game (2g, 0a) and scored his first shorthanded goal as a member of the Hurricanes vs. FLA (1/18)… Named to Russia’s roster for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia on 1/21… Extended his goal streak to a season-high four games (1/18-1/23: 6g, 0a) at BUF (1/23)… Scored six goals in four games (1/18-1/23) after totaling six goals in his first 34 games of the season… Earned three multi-point games during a six-game point streak (1/18-1/27: 6g, 3a)… Registered 17 points (9g, 8a) in 16 games from 12/23-1/27… Led the team in goals (8), points (13) and plus/minus rating (+10) in January… Scored the game-winning goal vs. FLA (2/7), his eighth goal in a 10-game span… Extended his point streak to six games (3/2-3/13: 3g, 5a) and assist streak to a season-high and career-high-tying five games (3/4-3/13: 2g, 5a) vs. BUF (3/13)… Stretched his point streak to a season-high seven games (3/2-3/15: 4g, 5a) at BOS (3/15)… Played in his 100th Hurricanes game at CBJ (3/18)… Games missed due to injury: 17 (Concussion: 11/18-12/10, Lower-body: 3/1, Illness: 4/1-4/3, Upper-body: 4/11-4/13)… Longest goal streak: 4 games (1/18-1/23: 6g, 0a)… Longest assist streak: 5 games (3/4-3/13: 2g, 5a)… Longest point streak: 7 games (3/2-3/15: 4g, 5a)… Multi-goal games: 3 (last: 3/21 at CHI: 2g, 0a)… Multi-assist games: 2 (last: 1/25 vs. OTT: 0g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 9 (last: 3/21 at CHI: 2g, 0a).

Is in his 10th NHL season and third with the Hurricanes… Signed a five-year contract extension with Carolina on 3/25/13, which goes through the 2017-18 season… Originally drafted by the Washington Capitals with their second selection, 13th overall, in the first round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft… Had a career plus/minus rating of plus-80 entering 2014-15… His plus-107 rating over the six seasons between 2008-09 and 2013-14 seasons ranked ninth in the NHL, behind Zdeno Chara, Jonathan Toews, Henrik Sedin, Patrice Bergeron, Marian Hossa, Daniel Sedin, Alex Burrows and Brad Marchand… Has represented Russia in 10 major international competitions, including the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympic Games… Helped Russia capture gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 IIHF World Championships… Also won medals at the 2002 U-18 World Junior Championship (silver), 2005 IIHF World Championship (bronze) and 2010 IIHF World Championship (silver)…

2002-03: Completed his first season on the top tier of the Russian league, ranking fifth among Togliatti skaters with 17 points (10g, 7a) in 47 games… Led Togliatti in playoff goals with five, adding three assists in 10 games…

2003-04: Appeared in 52 games for the Capitals, recording 22 points (10g, 12a) in his rookie NHL season… Finished fourth among Washington skaters in points and power-play goals (4)… Led team rookies in goals, assists and points… Made his NHL debut at MTL (10/14), recording an assist… Tallied his first NHL goal, the game-winning goal, on the power play vs. ATL (10/31)… Recorded his first multiple-point game with a pair of assists at TB (11/4)… Joined Portland of the American Hockey League (AHL) following the completion of the NHL season, appearing in four regular-season games… Led the Pirates in goals (4), assists (7) and points (11) in seven Calder Cup playoff games… Netted three goals, tying a Portland playoff record, and added an assist vs. Hartford (4/23)… Represented Russia in the World Junior 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)…

2005-06: Split the season between Togliatti and Mytischi of the Russian Super League… Led Mytischi in playoff goals (3) and shared the team lead in playoff points (5) in eight games…

Returned to the NHL, and ranked second among Capitals in goals (38), assists (35) and points (73)… Led Caps with 17 power-play goals and 38 points with the man advantage… Tied for fourth in the NHL in power-play goals 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 among Capitals with eight multi-goal games and 19 multi-point games… Ranked third on the team with 90 PIM and second in game-winning goals (6)… Earned 44 of his 73 points at home (24g, 20a), leading the team in goals at Verizon Center… Ranked second among Capitals in home plus/minus rating (+7)… Was selected as first star of the game nine times, the most on the team… Scored a goal in six of the first seven games to open season (10/5-10/21), becoming the first Capital to score eight goals in the season’s first seven games… Notched the first of his two hat tricks in Washington’s home opener vs. CAR (10/7)… Scored an NHL-leading 12 goals in January, the most by a Caps player in a month since Peter Bondra had 12 in January 1997… Appeared in his 100th NHL game at FLA (2/1) and skated a career-high 26:59… Had the lone shootout goal in Washington’s only shootout win of the season, vs. NYI (2/4)…

2007-08: Finished second among Capitals in goals (26) and fifth in points (42), despite missing 17 of the first 23 games with an ankle injury… 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 teammates in the NHL (91)… Shared the team lead with three shootout goals (six attempts)… Recorded his 100th NHL point with an assist vs. ATL (12/8)… Finished second on the team in playoff scoring with eight points (3g, 5a) in seven games, as Washington fell to Philadelphia in the opening round… Was second on the team in playoff shots (28) and tied for second on the team in plus/minus (+2)… Scored goals in Games 4, 5 and 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. PHI and added an assist in each game for three consecutive multiple-point games… Had a four-game playoff point streak (4/15-4/21: 3g, 4a)… Scored the game-winning goal in Game 5 vs. PHI (4/19)… Led Russia with 13 points (6g, 7a) in nine games to help his home nation win the gold medal at the 2008 IIHF World Championship…

2008-09: Set a career-high with 45 assists and totaled 34 goals and 79 points in 62 games for Washington… Averaged more than a point per game (1.274), trailing only Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby among players who played at least 20 games… Finished second among Capitals in goals (34), third in points and third in assists… Earned a point in 50 of his 62 games played… Led the team and tied for 14th in the league in plus/minus (+25), marking the first season of his career with a positive rating… Ranked third on the team with 223 shots and had at least one shot in every game he played… Was tied for 10th in the NHL with 73 takeaways… Had a career-best eight game-winning goals… Led the Caps with three shootout goals (seven attempts), including two game-deciding goals… Led the NHL with 27 points (13g, 14a) in the first 15 games of the season… Named the NHL’s First Star of the Month in October (8g, 8a)… Set a career high for points in a game with five (2g, 3a) at CAR (11/12)… Established a career-best with a five-game assist streak from 12/13-1/6 (5a)… Scored 15 seconds into the game vs. LA (2/5), the Caps’ fastest goal to start a game of the season… Had a then-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 vs. CAR (3/3)… Recorded his 200th career point vs. PIT (3/8) and added his 100th career assist at PHI (3/12)… Skated in all 14 playoff games for the Capitals, establishing career highs in goals (5), assists (9) and points (14)… Finished third on the team in playoff 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 game-winning goal, and added an assist in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. NYR (4/20)… Had a six-game playoff point streak from 4/20-5/2 (4g, 5a)…

2009-10: Established career highs in goals (40), points (84) and plus/minus (+36), skating in 73 games for Washington… Finished second on the team in goals (40), third in points (84) and fourth in assists (44)… Ranked seventh in the NHL in goals and 13th in points… He and Alex Ovechkin were the only teammates in the NHL to both hit the 40-goal mark, and they combined for the most goals of any teammates (90)… They also became the first Russian teammates to both score 40 goals… Ranked fifth among Capitals and tied for fifth in the NHL in plus/minus (+36)… His 30 even-strength goals ranked third in the league, behind only Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby… Had a team-high two shorthanded goals and was tied for second among Caps skaters with five game-winning goals… Ranked second on the team and 12th in the NHL with 278 shots… Had 51 of his points (23g, 28a) in 39 home games… Ranked second on the team with 11 multi-goal games and tied for second with 27 multi-point games… Was fourth on the team with 27 power-play points (8g, 19a)… Posted consecutive two-goal games vs. TOR (10/3) and at PHI (10/6)… Scored eight seconds into the game vs. NYI (11/11), tying the Capitals record for fastest goal to start a game… Added a second goal in that game and had a career-high 11 shots on net… Had his best goal (11), assist (12) and point (23) month in January… Enjoyed a career-best, 10-game point streak, the longest by a Capital for the season, from 1/15-2/2 (6g, 11a)… Recorded a hat trick and added an assist at OTT (2/11)… Matched his career highs in assists (3) and shots (11) in a game vs. ATL (4/9)… Had nine goals in the final 13 games of the season (9g, 7a)… Earned two points (0g, 2a) in seven postseason contests as the Capitals were upset in the first round by Montreal… Recorded playoff assists in Game 4 at MTL (4/21) and Game 7 vs. MTL (4/28)…

2010-11: Ranked second among Capitals skaters in goals (28) and game-winning goals (4), third in points (54) and third in plus/minus (+22)… Became the first Capital with four three-goal games in a single season since Peter Bondra accomplished that feat during the 1995-96 season… Scored 27 of his 28 goals in Capitals victories… Registered a four-game goal streak from 10/30-11/7 (4g)… Recorded his first hat trick of the season vs. ATL (10/23)… Earned a hat trick and added a pair of assists to match his career high with five points in a game vs. TB (11/11)… Scored a natural hat trick in 4:29 vs. TB (11/26), his third hat trick of the season and third in a 35-day span… Registered a nine-game point streak from 10/30-11/17 (9g, 8a)… Recorded his seventh career hat trick and fourth of the season in 7-6 win at ANA (2/16)… Ranked second among Capitals in playoff goals (4) and tied for third in playoff points (6), skating in all nine games as Washington topped the Rangers in five games before being swept by Tampa Bay… Scored the game-winning goal in overtime and added an assist in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. NYR (4/13)… Registered a three-game, playoff goal streak from 4/20-4/29 (3g)…

2011-12: Ranked second among Capitals skaters in goals (21), assists (33) and points (54), and tied for fourth in plus/minus (+9)… Marked his sixth consecutive season with 20-or-more goals… 19 of his 21 goals were even-strength… Was 3-for-6 in the shootout (50%)… Had 10 points (3g, 7a) in his final nine games of the season… Scored a goal on a penalty shot at MTL (2/4)… Had two assists, including the 200th of his career, at OTT (2/22)… Earned a pair of helpers, including his 400th NHL point, at DET (3/19)… Netted his 197th career goal vs. FLA (4/5) to move into fifth on the Capitals’ all-time goal-scoring list… Missed five games due to injury…

2012-13: Ranked second among Hurricanes and tied for 21st in the NHL in scoring with 44 points (13g, 31a) in 44 games played… Was second on the team and 17th in the NHL in assists (31)… Ranked second on the team in plus/minus (+14)… Marked the third time in his career he registered at least one point per game played during a season (2008-09, 2009-10)… Earned 30 points (9g, 21a) in his last 26 games of the season… Had 12 multi-point games including a team-high 10 multi-assist games… Had six three-point games… Played for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) during the NHL work stoppage, totaling 17 points (7g, 10a) in 20 games… Made his Hurricanes debut at FLA (1/19)… Recorded first Hurricanes point with an assist vs. TB (1/22)… Scored his first Hurricanes goal with a power-play tally in the third period at BUF (1/25)… Scored his 200th NHL goal in the third period, earned three points (1g, 2a) and was a season-high (+4) at NYI (2/11)… Matched his career high with three assists vs. FLA (3/2)… Earned three points (1g, 2a) including the game-winning goal vs. BUF (3/5)… Had a season-best, five-game point streak from 3/9-3/18 (2g, 5a)… Played in his 500th NHL game vs. WPG (3/26)… Games missed due to injury: 4 (upper body: 4/6-4/8; concussion: 4/25-4/27).

Semin Fast Facts
The Top Line: Spent most of the 2012-13 season on a line with Hurricanes captain Eric Staal and leading goal scorer Jiri Tlusty. The trio combined for 135 points, including 54 of Carolina's 127 goals (42.5%).

Capitals History: Scored his 197th career goal on April 5, 2012, moving past Bengt Gustafsson and into fifth in Washington Capitals franchise history in goals. Ranked tied for 14th in Capitals history in scoring with 408 points in 469 games at the time of his signing with Carolina.

Plus/Minus Leader: Has a career plus/minus rating of plus-80, and his plus-107 rating over the last six seasons ranks ninth in the NHL, behind Zdeno Chara, Jonathan Toews, Henrik Sedin, Patrice Bergeron, Marian Hossa, Daniel Sedin, Alex Burrows and Brad Marchand.

International Success: Has represented Russia at 10 major international competitions, including the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Helped Russia capture gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 IIHF World Championships, leading the team in scoring (13 points) at the 2008 tournament in Halifax and Quebec City.




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


J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81