Alex Alexeyev, the Capitals’ first-round pick in the 2018 draft, scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the Red Deer Rebels. Alexeyev’s fourth goal of the season helped the Rebels to a 4-3 win over the Kootenay Ice, Saturday night.
According to Red Deers Rebel writer Greg Meachem, Alexeyev thought it “[w]as kind of a weird goal because they just let me skate.”
And indeed, Alexeyev waltzed to the net pretty much unbothered by the Ice defensemen.
“But you know, overtime goals is always like really exciting and make me really happy. You can tell by my celebration,” Alexeyev said after the game.
Alexeyev jumped into the glass like he was Alex Ovechkin, except he went face first.
“It was awesome game at the end,” Alexeyev said. “Awesome feelings.”
The 18-year-old defenseman was assigned to the Western Hockey League after a solid showing in his first development camp. This is his third WHL season.
Alexeyev’s caption loosely translates to “LMAO 🚨,” in regards to his celebration.
Translation by Graham Dumas.
Headline photo: @alex_alexeyev04
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