|Born:||Feb 7, 1975||Draft:||Undrafted|
|Hometown:||Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR,|
|Known For:||KHL Gagarin Cup Champion (2012)||Shoots:||Left|
|National Team:||Russia||Current Status:||Retired|
Alexandre Boikov (born February 7, 1975) is a former Russian ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Nashville Predators during the 2000-2001 season. Undrafted at the NHL level, Boikov put up respectable numbers in two seasons with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL) before joining the American Hockey League (AHL). A contributing member of the Russian U18 and U20 squads, he won two silver medals before playing his first season with the Kentucky Thoroughblades.
While he wasn’t known for his point production, Boikov put up three consecutive seasons of over 100 penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut during the 1999-2000 season with the Predators, but only received two games before he was sent back down to the Milwaukee Admirals. He received an eight-game stint the following year, but again failed to record a point and hold a regular spot in the lineup. Despite his total point totals trending downwards, Boikov remained one of the most penalized players in the AHL for two more seasons.
Boikov returned to Russia in 2002 after failing to garner any interest from NHL clubs. He appeared in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), their minor-league affiliate VHL, and even the third-tier Russian league for a brief stint. In 2012, as part of the OHK Dynamo Moskva squad, Boikov won his first and only KHL Gagarin Cup Championship. He retired at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season after splitting the year between the KHL and VHL.
Alexandre Boikov Statistics
- U18 EJC Silver Medal (1993)
- U20 WJC Silver Medal (1995)
- Spengler Cup Winner (Metallurg Magnitogorsk) (2006)
- RSL Champion (2008)
- KHL Gagarin Cup Champion (2012)