Alexander Khokhlachev

by Mike Drover on June 14, 2017

Alexander Khokhlachev, C

Shoots: L

Height: 5-10

Weight: 172

Born: 1993-09-09

Hometown:  Moscow, RUS

Drafted: 2nd round 2011 (40th overall)

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

June 2017 - Khokhlachev seems like a bit of an afterthought right now for the Bruins organization, however, the club still owns his rights going into the 2017 season. This is relevant because the Khokhlachev was at one time a highly touted prospect for the Bruins, but was lost in the organizational depth chart. In theory, the rights to Khokhlachev could be a piece that the Los Vegas Golden Knights have their eye on for this upcoming expansion draft, but the 11 total points he mustered in the KHL shouldn't be overly attractive for the potential suitor. Mike Drover 

 

June 2016 – Alex Khokhlachev is heading to Russia to join SKA St. Petersburg. Confirmation on his status for the upcoming season is expected after June 30th when Khokhlachev's current entry level contract is set to expire. Fourth in AHL scoring, the young, skilled centerman felt as though he was never given a fair opportunity with the big club. Formerly selected 40th overall in the 2011 entry draft, Khokhlachev led the Providence Bruins last season with 68 points in just 60 games. Michael Drover

 

December 2015 – Khokhlachev has been recalled by the Bruins to replace Zac Rinaldo in the lineup. Khokhlachev has 20 points in 17 games with Providence, and is excited by the chance to show he belongs in Boston. He likely won't get a lot of ice time to start with but that may change if he starts off well.  Keep him on your radar. Michael Boeckler

 

November 2015 – Khokhlachev looks like he will have another solid year in Providence - he already has 13 points (including four goals) in his first 10 games. Khokhlachev has apparently started getting impatient with the Bruins, telling reporters that, at 22, he deserves a spot in Boston. The Bruins, meanwhile, insist he needs more seasoning in the AHL. This is the final year of Khokhlachev's current contract, so look for him to end up in Boston soon or on the trading block, where surely another team would pony up for the potential starMichael Boeckler

 

January 2015 – Khokhlachev has been selected to play in this year's AHL All-Star Classic. The 21-year-old has had a strong if unspectacular season thus far with the P-Bruins, tallying 25 points in 27 games - good for second in team scoring behind only David Pastrnak. Michael Boeckler

 

April 2014 – Khokhlachev was named the American Hockey League’s rookie of the month for March. In 12 games he amassed 5 goals and 12 assists for 17 points. Now the team’s leading scorer, Khokhlachev has exceeded all expectations this year and will likely be given a long look at next year’s training camp. Michael Boeckler

 

December 2013 – KoKo has had an excellent season in the AHL with Providence compiling 17 points in 23 games. If Boston wasn’t so damn deep he would surely be utilizing his explosive speed on the Bruins. He was almost traded last season to Calgary for Jarome Iginla in a deal that was leaked but was not official. As it stands now he will continue to work it in the AHL this season, then compete for a roster spot next camp as the Bruins have only 10 projected forwards signed for next season. While the Bruins are not in need of new blood, they will be looking to allow homegrown talent to succeed the way Soderberg and Spooner have this season and Khoklachev would add a slippery dimension that the Bruins do not currently have. That said Peter Chiarelli wants to win again, and KoKo could be an attractive piece to dangle once again at the deadline in order to pull on another big depth piece for a Boston run. If I was an owner of him, I would be more attracted to waiting for his opportunity with the large and successful potential line mates in Boston than him being fast tracked in another organization. Jason Banks

 

October 2012 - Alexander Khokhlachev was named to the 2012 Subway Super Series Team OHL Russia Roster slated to compete in a six-game series versus all-star teams from the Canadian Hockey League in November. Brendan Ross

 

July 2012 – ‘KoKo’ has recently signed his three year entry-level contract with Boston. He has also recently signed with Spartak Moskva of the KHL. Look at this as a positive move to Russia, he was destine to return to junior as he is not of age to turn pro in the AHL and would not crack the Bruins roster. Playing for Spartak he will be playing with grown men, develop a stronger game and be fed information from former NHL prospects Branko Radjivojevic, Stefan Ruzicka and Shoan Morrison. Jason Banks

 

February, 2012 –The Windsor Spitfires stole Alexander Khokhlachev as he fell to 23rd overall in the 2010 CHL Import Draft due to the uncertainty of whether he would report to North America.  The undersized shifty Khokhlachev slipped to the Boston Bruins at 40th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft as well and he is showing to become a very valuable pick.  “Ko-Ko” as he has been dubbed has adapted extremely well to the North American game notching 76 points as a rookie and added another 20 playoff points in just 18 playoff contests.  Khokhlachev is a great skater with imposing speed and with his slick surgeon-like stickhandling skills he is incredibly difficult to contain one-on-one.  The Windsor Spitfires leading scoring displays good defensive instincts as well often earning valuable penalty kill ice time as well.  The dynamic Khokhlachev is a passionate player who does not shy away from contact and goes to all areas of the rink to score or setup his teammates. Brendan Ross

 

Fantasy Outlook:   B+

 

Despite being small in stature, Khokhlachev is a player that projects to have a bright NHL future as a top six forward.  Fantasy owners will be drawn to this dynamic skilled forward as he refines his offensive traits and develops as another promising Bruins’ prospect.

 

Footage:

 

Scoring a pair in the AHL

 

 

Scores a deceptive goal on Jordan Binnington last season at World Juniors

 

 

Alexander Khokhlachev’s 4-goal Game

 

 

"Koko" Highlights

 

 

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  • DK

    What are Koko’s options? Not sure how long his KHL contract is, but would he have an “out” if he were to be traded after a year? If he does have an out clause, do you think the Bruins leave him exposed and Vegas picks him up?

    • DK

      I own him in a keeper league so not sure what to do with him.