Khokhlachev named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

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 Mar. 9, 2014.

Khokhlachev notched three goals and seven assists for 10 points in three games for the Bruins last week.

On Friday night, Khokhlachev scored a power-play goal, earned an assist and was named the game’s second star in a 5-4 shootout loss to Worcester. On Saturday, he again had a goal and an assist in Providence’s 4-2 defeat at Manchester. And on Sunday, Khokhlachev established AHL single-game season highs with five assists and six points as the Bruins defeated Adirondack, 9-3.

A second-round draft choice (40th overall) by the Boston Bruins in 2011, Khokhlachev has tallied 18 goals and 28 assists for 46 points along with a plus-13 rating in 51 games for Providence this season, and ranks fourth among all AHL rookies in both assists and points. Khokhlachev, a 20-year-old native of Moscow, Russia, totaled 193 points in 152 games over three junior seasons with Windsor of the Ontario Hockey League, and made his North American pro debut with Providence at the end of the 2012-13 season.

In recognition of his achievement, Khokhlachev will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Bruins home game.

Also see: Past winners, AHL Player of the Week