Alexei Melnichuk

Alexei Melnichuk

Height/Weight: 6' 1"/204 lbs
Born: St. Petersburg, Russia
Draft: Undrafted
  • The Canadian Press

    Couture scores in OT to lift Sharks past Golden Knights

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Logan Couture scored at 50 seconds of overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night. “I thought for most of that game we were the better team," Couture said. "We played extremely hard. We played smart. We played good hockey.” Mario Ferraro had a goal and assist, Oskar Lindblom and Tomas Hertl also scored and former Harvard defenseman Henry Thrun had two assists in his NHL debut. James Reimer made 23 saves. Thrun is the

  • The Canadian Press

    Jets forward Niederreiter says players need to 'leave it all out there'

    WINNIPEG — When Winnipeg Jets head coach Rick Bowness criticized some players this week for lack of effort, veteran forward Nino Niederreiter agreed there have been “passengers” on the struggling team’s ride to the playoffs. After the Jets were shut out 3-0 by the league-worst San Jose Sharks on Tuesday – the third time they’ve been blanked in their past seven games – Bowness's frustration spilled through his post-game comments. “The inconsistencies of some of our players is hurting us,” Bowness

  • USA TODAY Sports

    Which NHL team has best chance to take Connor Bedard at No. 1 after May 8 draft lottery?

    Connor Bedard, considered a generational talent, is the prize during the May 8 draft lottery. Which team has the best chance to take him?