Newly drafted defensive prospect, Alexander Alexeyev, recently hit the beach with a drag chute to get some reps in before his season starts.
Wearing Capitals Hockey shorts and tee, and sporting a Russia Hockey ball cap, Alexeyev is shown barefoot and harnessed to a drag parachute, tearing down the beach in Dana Point, California.
In the comments, Alexeyev takes a ribbing from fellow SKA alum and 2017 Chicago Blackhawks draft pick Andrei Altybarmakyan.
“Finally he’s getting to work!” castigates Altybarmakyan, jokingly.
“What, you thought I was running for beer?” retorts Alexeyev.
Alexeyev, 18, was described during the 2018 draft by NBCSN’s Craig Button as an able puck-mover, but “not a physically strong person.”
A quick skater, the 6’3″, 200 pound prospect will need to continue building muscle to fill the role of physical-yet-agile defensemen like his favorite player, Dmitry Orlov. Luckily, Alexeyev seems dedicated to surmounting that challenge.
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