SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Providence Bruins center Alexander Khokhlachev has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 3, 2016.
Bookending an appearance in the NHL Winter Classic, Khokhlachev tallied three goals and three assists for six points in two games for Providence last week, scoring the game-winning goal in both Bruins victories.
On Wednesday night in Springfield, Khokhlachev scored a goal and added an assist to help Providence to a 4-3 victory over the Falcons. He was recalled by Boston on Thursday and appeared in the parent club’s outdoor showdown with Montreal on New Year’s Day, then returned to Providence and registered two goals and two assists as the B’s raced past Rochester, 5-2, on Sunday evening.
A second-round draft choice (40th overall) by Boston in 2011, Khokhlachev is currently tied for ninth in the AHL in scoring with 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) in 23 games for Providence this season. The 22-year-old native of Moscow, Russia, has appeared in 160 career AHL games, totaling 49 goals and 83 assists for 132 points. Khokhlachev has also skated in nine career NHL contests – including five this season.
In recognition of his achievement, Khokhlachev will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Bruins home game.