|Born:||Jan 06, 2001||Draft:||2019 Capitals, 91st Overall|
|National Team:||Belarus||Current Team:||Washington Capitals|
Aliaksei Uladzimiravich Protas (born 6 January 2001) is a Belarusian professional ice hockey centre playing for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League as a prospect to the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Protas previously played two seasons of major junior for the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League and was selected 91st overall by the Washington Capitals in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. He made his professional debut in 2020 with Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. Internationally Protas has played for the Belarusian national junior team at two World Junior Championships.
Aliaksei Protas Statistics
- Capitals’ Protas Developing into Biggest Steal of 2019 Draft
- Washington Capitals ‘Untouchable’ Prospects
- Capitals’ Top 5 U-20 Prospects
- U20 WJC (D1A) Silver Medal
- WHL Champion
- U20 WJC (D1A) Bronze Medal
- WHL (East) First All-Star Team
- Belarus Cup Winner
Born and raised in Michigan, Kyle Knopp started playing hockey when he was 3 years old. Knopp has played, coached, or worked at every level of ice hockey — including three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League and two seasons with the Detroit Red Wings where he was part of the Stanley Cup Championship team in 2008. He covers the Washington Capitals and Detroit Red Wings for The Hockey Writers and is the editor of THW’s Morning Skate newsletter. You can follow him on Twitter @THW_Knopp.