Alexander Alexeyev Will be 10th Alex on the Caps

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Posted June 22, 2018

(via the Caps)

With the 31st pick in the 2018 NHL draft, the Washington Capitals selected Alexander Alexeyev from the WHL.

Caps Outsider will let others details the significance of selecting the 6’3″, 190 pound, left-handed defenseman, and instead, focus on the number of Alex’s the Caps have had on their team.

The answer is ten. Alexeyev, assuming he makes the Caps’ roster, will be the 10th player named Alex to play for the Caps, assuming the criteria allows for variations of the nickname ‘Alex.’

Here are the top players named Alex in Caps history.

GP G A. Pts PIM Seasons
Alex Ovechkin 1003 607 515 1122 649 2005-18
Alexander Semin 469 197 211 408 450 2003-12
Alex Chiasson 61 9 9 18 26 2017-18
Alexandre Giroux 30 4 5 9 16 2006-10
Alexander Urbom 20 1 1 2 19 2013-14
Alexei Tezikov 28 1 1 2 2 1998-00
Alex Forsyth 1 0 0 0 0 1976-77
Alex Henry 38 0 0 0 80 2002-03
Alexandre Volchkov 3 0 0 0 0 1999-00

Okay, maybe Alexei shouldn’t count, but for the purpose of writing this post, it makes it that much more interesting.

Fun fact: The Caps have had two player named Sean Collins. I don’t remember either of them.

Other stupid facts:

The Caps have had 11 players named Bob (12 with Bobby Carpenter), ten named Chris (11 if you include Christian Djoos), ten named Dave or David, ten name Jim, 12 named John, 22 named Mike and five others who went by Michael or Michal, 10 named Pete, Peter or Petr, 10 named Steve or Steven, and eight named Tom or Tomas.

Let’s just say, the Caps have had a good run with players named Alex, and the Caps doubled down with Alex Alexeyev.