Alex Alexeyev 2023-24 Report Card

Next up on our end of season report card series for the Washington Capitals is defenseman Alex Alexeyev
Alex Alexeyev, Washington Capitals
Alex Alexeyev, Washington Capitals / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Next up on our Washington Capitals report card series is Alex Alexeyev who was a key component in last year's Hershey Bears Calder Cup title. This season he spent much of the year either on NHL ice for 39 games or a healthy scratch. The basic numbers are that he recorded three points in those 39 games with a goal and two assists.

In addition, Alexeyev also had a career high six penalty minutes. His first career goal came at even strength on Thanksgiving Eve against the Buffalo Sabres in a classic night that saw Dylan Strome win it in overtime.

The downside is he had a plus/minus of -8 but lets break down the advanced numbers.

Natural Stat Trick

Alexeyev's advanced numbers at five on five clocked out to the median range in the regular season. His corsi for percentage came out to 46.74 percent, his expected goals for percentage at 49.96 percent, and his high danger chances for percentage at 51.85 percent.

In the playoffs, Alexeyev had an assist in Game 4's defeat and appeared in all four games. His corsi at five on five was a whooping 62.70 percent while his expected goals for percentage was at 76.83 percent and his high danger chances for at 81.82 percent. Easily led all defensemen in the corsi category for puck possession.

Final Grade C: Alexeyev has some room for improvement and we haven't quite seen him reach his ceiling... yet. IF the Caps were to get younger in house, Alexeyev is a good option to keep around. Alexeyev has one more year left on his contract and will become a free agent in July of 2026 at the RFA level.

Alexeyev has speed and good control of the puck which is a pro. He just needs more ice time to prove himself. This upcoming season may finally be the young defenseman's chance. He doesn't turn 25 until November.