Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Aleksander Barkov
Aleksander Barkov was born September 2, 1995, in Tampere, Finland. He is the son of former Russian hockey player Aleksander Barkov, Sr., and holds dual Finnish and Russian citizenship.

A star junior player in his homeland, Barkov became the youngest player in Finnish Elite League history to record a point in 2011. Later that year he became the youngest Finnish player ever at the World Junior Championship, where he helped his homeland to a fourth place finish.

Barkov was selected second overall by the Florida Panthers at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He would join the club the following season and on October 3, 2013, he became youngest player since the 1967 expansion to score a goal, which he did at the age of 18 years and 31 days. In total he would appear in 54 games for the Panthers during his rookie NHL season, recording eight goals, 16 assists and 24 points.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Barkov was part of the bronze medal-winning Finnish team. Suiting up in just two games, he registered a single assist.

During the 2014-15 NHL season, Barkov would continue to develop into a solid two-way centre. In 71 games he posted 16 goals and 20 assists for 36 points. He would continue to progress the following season, recording 28 goals and 59 points in 66 games.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2010-11 Tappara Tampere U18 Fin-U18 11 7 8 15 8 2 3 0 3 0
2010-11 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 25 5 12 17 6
2011-12 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 5 2 3 5 2
2011-12 Tappara Tampere Finland 32 7 9 16 4
2011-12 Finland WJ18-A 7 1 2 3 27 0
2012-13 Tappara Tampere Finland 53 21 27 48 8 5 0 5 5 2
2013-14 Florida Panthers NHL 54 8 16 24 10 -3
2013-14 Finland Olympics 2 0 1 1 2 +3
2014-15 Florida Panthers NHL 71 16 20 36 16 -4
2014-15 Finland WC-A 8 4 3 7 4 +3
2015-16 Florida Panthers NHL 66 28 31 59 8 +18 6 2 1 3 2
2015-16 Finland WC-A 9 3 6 9 2 +3
2016-17 Florida Panthers NHL 61 21 31 52 10 +13
NHL Totals 252 73 98 171 44 6 2 1 3 2


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