At just 18-years-old Aleksander Barkov, C (1 A, 4 SOG) was the selected second overall in the 2013 draft by the Florida Panthers with high expectations. The hulking play making pivot out of Tampere, Finland did not disappoint in his first season on big ice putting up a line of 8/16/24/+10 in 54 games. That might not sound great but given the team he played for you could probably...
Aleksander Barkov scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the Florida Panthers edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Monday night.
Barkov skated in on Marc-Andre Fleury in the seventh round of the tiebreaker, moved left, and lifted in a one-handed shot to win it.
Florida's Roberto Luongo made a sprawling glove save, among his seven, on Chris Kunitz in the fourth round.
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December 22, 2014
Left-winger Scottie Upshall and center Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers missed the teams morning skate on Thursday. #459214862 / gettyimages.com Upshall sustained an ankle injury (undisclosed) on November 20th, was seen wearing a walking boot on November 25th, and was placed on injured reserve on November 27th. However, according to a tweet from George Richards of the...
Aleksander Barkov – Florida Panthers, C 2013-14 Stats: 8 G, 16 A, 24 P, 54 GP The second overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Barkov is actually set for his 4th season of pro hockey. The native of Finland played two seasons with his hometown Tappara Tampere prior to his NHL debut with the Panthers last year. The Panthers won’t be great this season, but they’ll lean on...
Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov sustained a knee injury during the 2014 Winter Olympics, as a member of Finland's team. According to Ryan Dadoun of NBC Sports, Barkov attended the Panthers' development camp last week, but was unable to complete the last two days. Barkov has been working to recover from the injury for the last five months, although he still has not reached...
Finland forward Aleksander Barkov has been ruled out for the rest of the Sochi Games with a lower-body injury.
Barkov was hurt during Friday's win over Norway.
The Finns play Canada on Sunday in the final game of the preliminary round.
Barkov was drafted No. 2 overall in 2013 by the Florida Panthers. The 18-year-old Brakov has eight goals and 24 points in 54 games this season...
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February 16, 2014
Florida Panthers rookie center Aleksander Barkov has been ruled out after sustaining a lower-body injury against the Buffalo Sabres.
The Panthers announced the news early in the second period of their game on Tuesday night. It's unclear when Barkov was hurt or the severity of the injury. He did have an assist on Sean Bergenheim's goal late in the first period that tied the game...
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January 21, 2014
Florida Panthers rookie Aleksander Barkov will get a shot at gold after all.
The 18-year-old Finn received the call to join his countrymen at next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Also headed to Sochi is Panthers winger Tomas Kopecky, who will represent Slovakia.
Prior to knowing his fate with Team Finland, the quiet Barkov agreed representing Finland in Russia would be...
Ask anyone in the Florida Panthers dressing room about rookie Aleksander Barkov and they will share the same anecdote: The Finn is quiet. Very quiet.
Not so much when it comes to national pride, especially with gold on the line.
"It's a big rivalry. It always has been," Barkov said. "We hate Swedes and Swedes hate us."
If the 18-year-old was not in the midst of a strong rookie campaign...