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Aleksander Barkov

European Skater - Tappara, FINLAND
Final Rank:1Midterm Rank:1
Position:CenterShoots:Left
Height:6' 2"Weight:205
Born:September 2, 1995
Born in:Tampere, FIN
Drafted: 2013: FLA (1st Round / 2nd Overall) 
• In 2012-13, Barkov finished second on his team in scoring with 48 points (21-27--48) in 53 games, helping Tappara finish second overall in the standings.

• Barkov has competed for Finland in the last two World Junior Championships. In his first appearance in 2012, he became the youngest Finnish player (16 years, four months) to score a goal at the tournament when he tallied against Slovakia in the quarterfinals.

• Fluent in Finnish, Russian and English, he is following in the footsteps of his father, Alexander, on the ice. His father represented Team Russia and also played for Spartak Moscow and in Italy before moving to Finland to play for Tappara. He’s currently an assistant coach for Ak Bars Kazan in the Kontinental Hockey League. Barkov’s mother, Olga, played on the Russian national basketball team.

NEWS

BARKOV BELIEVES HE CAN BE A TOP-SEVEN PICK (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team: Winnipeg Jets
NHL player: Evgeni Malkin, Pavel Datsyuk
Shootout move: “On one hand, same as Peter Forsberg”
Movie: The Dictator
Video game: NHL, FIFA
Music artist: Taio Cruz
Home-cooked meal: Everything
Place to visit: Niagara Falls

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2010-2011TAPPARA JR.FINLAND-JR.25512176
2010-2011TAPPARA U18FINLAND-JR. U1813108188
2011-2012TAPPARAFINLAND3279164
2011-2012TAPPARA JR.FINLAND-JR.52352
2012-2013FIN (2013 IIHF World Junior Championship)ITLTOUR63476
2012-2013TAPPARAFINLAND532127488