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Aleksander Barkov

Born:September 2, 1995Draft:2013 Panthers #2 Overall
Hometown:Tampere, FinlandPosition:Center
Known For:Lady Byng TrophyShoots:Left
National Team:FinlandCurrent Team:Florida Panthers

Aleksander Aleksandrovich “Sasha” Barkov (Russian: Александр Александрович Барков; born 2 September 1995) is a Finnish-Russian professional ice hockey centre and captain of the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Barkov was selected by the Panthers in the first round, second overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He is the son of former Russian hockey player Alexander Barkov Sr. and holds dual Finnish and Russian citizenship. He grew up in Tampere, Finland, where his father was playing for Tappara of the Finnish SM-Liiga at the time. Aleksander Barkov Jr. himself joined Tappara’s junior system and started his professional career with the club in the Finnish Elite League.

Aleksander Barkov Florida Panthers
Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

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  • Captain of the Panthers (2018-present)
  • Frank J. Selke Trophy (2021)
  • Lady Byng Trophy (2019)
  • NHL All-Star Game (2018)
  • World Championship Silver Medal (2016)
  • Olympic Bronze Medal (2014)
  • Finnish Youth Athlete of the Year (2013)
  • SM-liiga Silver Medal (2013)
  • U16 SM-sarja Silver Medal (2011)
  • U16 SM-sarja Bronze Medal (2010)