23 Facts About Alexander Semin


Alexander Valeryevich Semin is a Russian former professional ice hockey winger.

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Alexander Semin last played with HC Vityaz of the Kontinental Hockey League the top league in Russia.

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Alexander Semin previously played in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals, Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens.

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However, other young Russian players, such as Nikolay Zherdev and Alexander Semin Ovechkin, were allowed to return to their NHL clubs following the lockout, circumventing any additional military duty they had to serve in Russia.

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Lada is located in the military district into which Alexander Semin was drafted, and they were the only team with whom Alexander Semin could fulfill his military obligation.

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Alexander Semin completed the campaign with 9 points in 15 games with Lada and 10 points in 26 games with Khimik.

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On 18 March 2007, Alexander Semin tallied the second natural hat-trick of his career against the Tampa Bay Lightning, scoring three goals on three successive shots in a span of 7:04 in the second period.

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Ovechkin and Alexander Semin finished as the team's top two scorers, and Alexander Semin soon became known as "The Other Alex".

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Alexander Semin completed the season with 38 goals and 73 points in 77 games, missing five games to an injury early in the season.

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Alexander Semin was one of three 30-goal scorers for the Capitals for the season, along with Ovechkin and captain Chris Clark.

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Alexander Semin spent much of the first couple months of the season as the NHL's top point-scorer, but tailed off as he began to experience injury troubles.

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In Washington's 2010 quarter-final match-up against the Montreal Canadiens, Alexander Semin received large amounts of criticism due to his poor play, as he did not score any goals despite firing 44 shots on Canadiens goaltender Jaroslav Halak.

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Alexander Semin signed another one-year extension with the Washington Capitals on 27 January 2011, worth $6.

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On 5 April 2012, Alexander Semin became the fifth-highest all-time leading goal scorer of the Capitals with his 197th goal.

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However, after playing four games with Sokol, Alexander Semin signed a contract with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL.

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On 30 June 2015, Alexander Semin was waived by the Hurricanes with the intent of him being bought out.

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On 15 December 2015, Alexander Semin returned to play in his native Russia, signing for the remainder of the season with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL.

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Alexander Semin was named, twice, on the list of most beautiful goals.

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On 28 May 2016, Alexander Semin agreed to a one-year contract extension with Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

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In July 2017, Alexander Semin enrolled in a metallurgy course at Siberian Federal University, but continued his career with Sokol Krasnoyarsk of the Supreme Hockey League, the second-highest Russian hockey league.

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On 8 May 2018, Alexander Semin signed a one-year contract with HC Vityaz, marking his return to the KHL.

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Alexander Semin announced his retirement from professional hockey on May 18,2022.

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In 2014, Alexander Semin married his fiancee Alena and on 19 August 2015, she gave birth to a son.

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