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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
40-17-4 84
36-19-6 78
32-23-7 71
26-20-14 66
28-23-9 65
30-27-4 64
27-24-8 62
20-30-10 50

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 21 26 -3 13:19 6

Top Alexei Protas News

  • Capitals' Aliaksei Protas: Grabs three points in win

    Protas tallied a goal and added two assists in Monday's 6-3 victory over the Senators.

    Protas opened the scoring 6:30 into the first period, sliding a backhander by Anton Forsberg off a rush to give the Caps a 1-0 lead. The 23-year-old forward would add an assist on Beck Malenstyn's goal later in the frame before setting up Hendrix Lapierre in the second. Protas now has points in four of his last five contests, totaling two goals and five assists in that span. He's up to five goals and 26 points through 56 games in a middle-six role this season.

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  • Capitals' Aliaksei Protas: Goal, assist Saturday

    Protas tallied a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over Montreal.

    Protas picked up an assist on Anthony Mantha's opening goal in the first period before adding a tally in the third, pushing a rebound past Jake Allen for the eventual game-winner in a 4-3 victory. It's the first goal since Dec. 7 for Protas, who had just one point in 18 games prior to Saturday's outing. Overall, the 23-year-old forward has four goals and 21 points through 52 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Aliaksei Protas: Inks extension

    Protas signed a five-year, $16.875 million contract extension on Friday.

    Protas was a pending restricted free agent heading into the summer, but in the midst of a career-best 18 points in 42 games, the Capitals wasted no time in locking the hulking winger to a long-term deal. The 23-year-old will need to continue to improve his offensive production in order to live up to his $3.375 million annual salary, but Protas owns an intriguing blend of size and skill and will be a key member of Washington's offense for years to come.

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  • Capitals' Aliaksei Protas: Running cold

    Protas has no points and a minus-5 rating over his last seven games.

    Protas has been shuffled down to the third line alongside Connor McMichael and Tom Wilson in an attempt to rekindle his offensive game. The return of Max Pacioretty and Sonny Milano (upper body) could hamper the 23-year-old Protas' efforts to lock down a top-six role in the final half of the 2022-23 season despite establishing a career high of 18 points in the first 40 games. The hulking forward could become a solid fantasy asset in the future, but Protas will need to become a more consistent offensive producer before achieving that title.

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  • Capitals' Aliaksei Protas: Manages helper

    Protas recorded an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators.

    Protas helped out on Alex Ovechkin's goal in the second period. This was Protas' fifth helper over the last six games, and he ends December with nine points across 14 outings. The 22-year-old has stepped up into a middle-six role in what's looking like a bit of a breakout season. He's at three goals, 15 assists, 42 shots on net and a plus-3 rating through 33 contests overall while finding chemistry with Anthony Mantha and Connor McMichael on the second line.

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  • Capitals' Aliaksei Protas: Two-point night Thursday

    Protas tallied a goal, an assist and three shots during Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Stars.

    Protas opened the scoring with a shot from behind the goal line that banked off Stars netminder Scott Wedgewood and into the net. Protas has posted two goals and seven points in his last nine games and seems to be meshing well on the second line with Connor McMichael and Anthony Mantha, so those in deeper formats may want to give him a look.

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  • Capitals' Aliaksei Protas: Two points in shootout loss

    Protas tallied a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Stars.

    Protas opened the scoring midway through the first period, taking advantage of a puck Scott Wedgewood mishandled behind the net, before adding an assist on Evgeny Kuznetsov's goal in the second. The 22-year-old Protas came into Thursday''s matchup with just two assists in his last seven games. He now has three goals and 11 points through 22 games this season. Protas should continue to skate in a top-six role while registering time on the second power-play unit.

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  • Capitals' Aliaksei Protas: Provides pair of helpers

    Protas notched two assists in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Kings.

    Protas had the secondary helpers on goals by Anthony Mantha and Connor McMichael as the Capitals' third line carried the offense Wednesday. The 22-year-old Protas has found offense in bursts lately with three multi-point efforts over his last nine games, racking up two goals and six assists in that span. He's up to nine points, 22 shots on net, 11 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating through 18 outings overall, though his limited role doesn't bode well for sustaining his recent level of production in the long run.

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  • Capitals' Aliaksei Protas: Erupts for three points

    Protas scored a goal on his only shot and added two assists in a 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday.

    Protas sniped a shot on the rush past Elvis Merzlikins to give the Capitals a 2-1 lead. The Belarusian forward also picked up helpers on goals by Hendrix Lapierre and Sonny Milano. Protas has scored six points in his last five games as he seems to be picking up the pace offensively. He should continue to occupy a role on the third line.

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  • Capitals' Aliaksei Protas: Contributes two helpers

    Protas recorded a pair of assists and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers.

    Protas set up the Capitals' first two goals of the game, including a shorthanded tally by Connor McMichael. This snapped a four-game point drought for Protas, who earned his first multi-point effort since Dec. 31, 2022. The 22-year-old forward has three helpers, 10 shots on net, five blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating through 10 appearances this season.

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  • Capitals' Alexei Protas: Provides assist

    Protas logged an assist in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Devils.

    Protas set up Anthony Mantha on the opening goal. After the Devils rallied in the second period, Protas, Beck Malenstyn and Matthew Phillips got benched as the Capitals leaned on their veterans to get back into the game. The assist was Protas' first point in five contests this season, and he's added five shots on goal and a minus-2 rating while primarily playing in a fourth-line role.

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  • Capitals' Alexei Protas: Recalled Saturday

    Protas was called up from AHL Hershey on Saturday.

    Goaltender Clay Stevenson was sent down in a corresponding move, as Darcy Kuemper (personal) is ready to rejoin the Caps following the birth of his son. The 22-year-old Protas could compete for a bottom-six role after tallying four goals and 11 assists in 58 games last season.

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  • Capitals' Alexei Protas: AHL bound

    Protas was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Friday.

    Protas was sent down to make room for goaltender Clay Stevenson on the roster. Protas had four goals and 15 points in 58 games with the Capitals last season. Don't be surprised to see a quick recall for Protas once Darcy Kuemper (personal) is ready to rock.

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  • Capitals' Alexei Protas: Brought up from minors

    Protas was recalled from AHL Hershey on Wednesday.

    Protas was assigned to the minor-league ranks for cap compliance purposes Monday, but with Washington having placed Max Pacioretty (Achilles) and Joel Edmundson (hand) on the injured list, there's now sufficient cap space to add Protas to the big club's roster. Protas posted four goals and 15 points in 58 games with the Capitals during the 2022-23 campaign and appears poised to hold down a regular role in the big leagues during the upcoming season.

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  • Capitals' Alexei Protas: Loaned to AHL

    Protas was assigned to AHL Hershey on Monday.

    Protas could be back with the Capitals soon, as the team had to make some transactions in order to be cap compliant prior to Monday's deadline. He supplied 15 points, 83 shots on goal and 39 hits in 58 games for Washington last season.

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  • Capitals' Alexei Protas: Back in Hershey

    Protas was returned to AHL Hershey on Friday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Protas played in 58 games at the NHL level, scoring four times and adding 11 assists. The 22-year-old was a bottom-six forward this season, averaging 11:31 of ice time per contest. He will gain valuable experience in the AHL playoffs with the first-place Hershey Bears.

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  • Capitals' Alexei Protas: Dishes helper Thursday

    Protas tallied an assist and a plus-2 rating during Thursday's 6-1 win over the Blackhawks.

    Protas has helpers in consecutive games working on the fourth line alongside Nic Dowd and Connor Sheary. The 22-year-old has been up and down with the Capitals throughout the 2022-23 campaign but could get more regular minutes in the final games should Washington's playoff aspirations fade and management decides to give younger players a longer look -- though Protas' fantasy value remains considerably low in the short term, even with more steady ice time.

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  • Capitals' Alexei Protas: Up with Capitals

    Protas was recalled from AHL Hershey on Sunday.

    Protas has generated three goals, seven assists, 55 shots on net and 32 hits in 43 games with the Capitals this season. He should be expected to accompany the team to Los Angeles ahead of Monday's contest versus the Kings.

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  • Capitals' Alexei Protas: Returns to AHL

    Protas was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Friday.

    Protas has three goals and 10 points in 43 contests with Washington this season. The 22-year-old also has two goals and five points in eight games with Hershey in 2022-23.

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  • Capitals' Alexei Protas: Back in Washington

    Protas was recalled from AHL Hershey on Friday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Protas has spent most of the season with the Capitals, scoring three goals and adding seven assists in 43 games, but he's also seen some AHL time, scoring twice and picking up three assists in eight minor-league games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Vitebsk, Belarus
Age: 23
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left