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Aleksander Barkov
European Skater
Tappara, FINLAND
Final Rank:  1 Midterm Rank:  1
Position:  Center Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 2" Weight:  205
Born:  September 2, 1995    
Birthplace:  Tampere, FIN
Drafted:  FLA (1st Round / 2nd Overall)
• In 2012-13, Barkov finished second on his team in scoring with 48 points (21-27--48) in 53 games, helping Tappara finish second overall in the standings.

• Barkov has competed for Finland in the last two World Junior Championships. In his first appearance in 2012, he became the youngest Finnish player (16 years, four months) to score a goal at the tournament when he tallied against Slovakia in the quarterfinals.

• Fluent in Finnish, Russian and English, he is following in the footsteps of his father, Alexander, on the ice. His father represented Team Russia and also played for Spartak Moscow and in Italy before moving to Finland to play for Tappara. He’s currently an assistant coach for Ak Bars Kazan in the Kontinental Hockey League. Barkov’s mother, Olga, played on the Russian national basketball team.

NEWS

BARKOV BELIEVES HE CAN BE A TOP-SEVEN PICK (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team: Winnipeg Jets
NHL player: Evgeni Malkin, Pavel Datsyuk
Shootout move: “On one hand, same as Peter Forsberg”
Movie: The Dictator
Video game: NHL, FIFA
Music artist: Taio Cruz
Home-cooked meal: Everything
Place to visit: Niagara Falls

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2010-2011
TAPPARA JR.
FINLAND-JR.
25
5
12
17
6
2010-2011
TAPPARA U18
FINLAND-JR. U18
13
10
8
18
8
2011-2012
TAPPARA
FINLAND
32
7
9
16
4
2011-2012
TAPPARA JR.
FINLAND-JR.
5
2
3
5
2
2012-2013
FIN (2013 IIHF World Junior Championship)
ITLTOUR
6
3
4
7
6
2012-2013
TAPPARA
FINLAND
53
21
27
48
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