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Alexei Cherepanov

Alexei Cherepanov

Right Wing
BIRTHDATE: January 15, 1989
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Barnaul, Russia
WEIGHT: 187 DRAFTED: NYR / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (17th overall)
With good puckhandling and good decision making, Alexei Cherepanov is an offensive forward with great acceleration and a nose for the net. He has a quick release and can shoot the puck at top speed. Cherepanov broke Pavel Bure's rookie record with 18 goals in the Russian league in 2006-07 and was named Top forward at the World Junior Championship.
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It's very special, obviously; there is draft day and then there's the day that you sign your first deal. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm very honored to be able to do that."

— Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid on signing his first professional contract