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Alexej Fashutdinov

Alexei Faskhutdinov (??????? ???????????) is a Swedish-Russian, professional ice hockey player who is hockey educated in Tranås (Tranås AIF), Sweden, but over the past six seasons (2005–2012) played in the Russian-Intercontinental league, VHL, which is the level below the KHL (KHL-clubs Lada, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, Yugra have all a relationship to the league).

Alex has successfully managed to combine the best of Russian and Swedish hockey; excellent skating and speed that often leads to results in attacks but not least, the opponents' fouls! In addition, the player possesses extraordinary game understanding and intelligence and a "cold head" mostly related to very experienced players. In addition to individual skills, we are talking about a real team player who opens up for natural goal scorers and provide them opportunities to show great performance by serving great passes and assists.

Prior to season 2010/2011 Alex was on the way to "Vityaz" in the KHL and the transition was confirmed in Russia’s largest independent sports magazine "Sport-Express" (http://www.sport-express.ru/newspaper/2010-08-09/11_2/). The transfer did not go through in time why he continued in the VHL.

Elite career; Russia
2011/2012 - VHL; "Zauralie” Kurgan. Top of the team's internal Scoring leaders with 15-20 games less played. The best score-% in the team and its assistant leader! Missed the season's first 14 games due to injury. The team had a winning percentage of 35% without Alex. With him back that percentage increased in next 16 matches to 50% and the team has retained winning ratio even 32 played games later.

For more information;
http://www.vhlru.ru/players/14356/#player
http://www.vhlru.ru/stats/players/208/all/3751/
http://eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=1756 (Please note; not currently/directly updated)

2010/2011 - VHL; In the middle of the season Alex was recruited to Kurgan to constitute a winning formation along with players such as Butsayev (99 games for Detroit and Atlanta in the NHL). Alex delivered superior results, had by far highest points-% in the team and was awarded, League awards;

Career in Sweden
2008/2009 – Växjö ”Lakers”, Allsvenskan; Top 3 in points league during the preseason. After a less desirable family-/private situation which reflected also on ice hockey both parties chose to end the contract. In nine league games played, however, Alexei delivered 7 points (22 matches acc. Official statistics since Alexei was standing in to the protocols).
2004/2005 – Tranås AIF (home club); Scoring winner of the team in SWE; Div.1

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