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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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My job was to get that puck and put it on net, and his job was not letting me do it. I got the best of that, but that game's over and to be honest I already forgot about it.

— Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk on his late game-tying goal in Montreal's 2-1 OT win
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