Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alexander Semin
Alexander Semin was born March 3, 1984 in Krasjonarsk, Russia. The first round, 13th overall selection of the Washington Capitals in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Semin honed his skills in Russia before coming to North America in 2003-04.

In his first season with the Caps, Semin saw action in 52 games, registering 22 points (10-12-22) while seeing limited action with the club's AHL affiliate in Portland. Semin returned home to Russia to compete in the Russian Super League during the NHL lockout and through 50 games with Lada Togliatti he led the team in goals (19).

Semin was forced to stay in Russia to complete his two-year obligation to the Russian military and the Capitals subsequently suspended him for failing to report to the team's minor league affiliate. He eventually arrived in Washington and through 77 games of the 2006-07 he tallied 38 goals and 73 points. An ankle injury sidelined the Caps star at the beginning of the following season, yet he still managed a respectable 26-goal season with the resurging Caps.

Aside from his World Junior Championship experience in 2004, Semin has represented his homeland at numerous World Championships and struck gold at the 2008 tournament held in Quebec City.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Russia 4-Nations 3 3 1 4 0
2001-02 Traktor Chelyabinsk Russia-2 46 13 8 21 52 2 2 0 2 0
2001-02 Russia WJ18-A 8 8 7 15 16 +13
2001-02 Russia 5-Nations 5 2 1 3 22
2002-03 Lada Togliatti Russia 47 10 7 17 36 10 5 3 8 10
2002-03 Russia WC-A 6 0 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 52 10 12 22 36 -2
2003-04 Portland Pirates AHL 4 3 1 4 6 0 7 4 7 11 19
2003-04 Russia WJC-A 6 2 2 4 10
2004-05 Lada Togliatti Russia 50 19 11 30 56 10 1 1 2 0
2004-05 Russia WC-A 6 3 0 3 8 +3
2005-06 Lada Togliatti Russia 16 5 4 9 52
2005-06 Khimik Moscow Region Russia 26 3 7 10 24 8 3 2 5 6
2005-06 Russia WC-A 7 3 3 6 8 +4
2006-07 Washington Capitals NHL 77 38 35 73 90 -7
2007-08 Washington Capitals NHL 63 26 16 42 54 -18 7 3 5 8 8
2007-08 Russia WC-A 9 6 7 13 8 +11
2008-09 Washington Capitals NHL 62 34 45 79 77 +25 14 5 9 14 16
2009-10 Washington Capitals NHL 73 40 44 84 66 +36 7 0 2 2 4
2009-10 Russia Olympics 4 0 2 2 4 0
2009-10 Russia WC-A 8 1 4 5 12 +1
2010-11 Washington Capitals NHL 65 28 26 54 71 +22 9 4 2 6 8
2011-12 Washington Capitals NHL 77 21 33 54 56 +9 14 3 1 4 10
2012-13 Sokol Krasnoyarsk Russia-2 4 2 2 4 8
2012-13 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 20 7 10 17 10
2012-13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 44 13 31 44 46 +14
2013-14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 65 22 20 42 42 +1
NHL Totals 578 232 262 494 538 51 15 19 34 46


Signed as a free agent by Togliatti (Russia), September 25, 2004.
Suspended by Washington for failing to report to Portland (AHL), September 28, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (Russia), November 22, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 26, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Krasnoyarsk (Russia-2), September 25, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Nizhny Novgorod (KHL), October 12, 2012.