Aleksander Barkov
European Skater
LAST CLUB TEAM: Tappara, FINLAND
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
WEIGHT: 205
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: September 2, 1995
HOMETOWN:
BORN IN: Tampere, FIN
MID RANK: 1
FINAL RANK: 1
• 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