Sidney Crosby is not the youngest player to score at the WJC

brian
02-23-2004, 05:34 PM
I looked it up and found that Viktor Alexandrov is the youngest player to do it. It happened at the 2001 tournament and Viktor turned 15 during the tounament (b. Dec 28/ 1985). He scored 2 goals and added 1 assist during the tournament. He played for Kazakhstan which is probably why no one knew about it since they are not a top team. Kazakhstan got relegated and hasn't been back since. However, it is Viktor Alexandrov who holds the record.

SwisshockeyAcademy
02-24-2004, 01:36 AM
Well done. Alexandrov is now fighting with the kazak federation i believe, refusing to play for them for some reason i cannot quite recall. His father being fired maybe?

Jag68Sid87
02-24-2004, 11:48 AM
Isn't the WJC tournament about players aged 16-19?

:dunno:

Graham
02-24-2004, 01:11 PM
No, it's about players who are under 20 years old. There is no lower age limit.

GKJ
02-24-2004, 05:19 PM
His father being fired maybe?

I thought his father was killed in a car accident.

Fredrik
02-24-2004, 06:06 PM
I thought his father was killed in a car accident.

He was replaced by his club team before that. The club and Federation is one and the same in Kazakhstan. Apparently he was fired so late that there were no openings at other clubs so he was left unemployed. If Alexandrov sr. had been alive he could have persuaded Alexandrov jr. to play for Kazakhstan. On the other hand he might have been just as negative to the Kazakh Federation.

SwisshockeyAcademy
02-25-2004, 02:32 AM
He was replaced by his club team before that. The club and Federation is one and the same in Kazakhstan. Apparently he was fired so late that there were no openings at other clubs so he was left unemployed. If Alexandrov sr. had been alive he could have persuaded Alexandrov jr. to play for Kazakhstan. On the other hand he might have been just as negative to the Kazakh Federation.
Thanks for the info.

L3DZ3P
02-26-2004, 01:12 PM
I looked it up and found that Viktor Alexandrov is the youngest player to do it. It happened at the 2001 tournament and Viktor turned 15 during the tounament (b. Dec 28/ 1985). He scored 2 goals and added 1 assist during the tournament. He played for Kazakhstan which is probably why no one knew about it since they are not a top team. Kazakhstan got relegated and hasn't been back since. However, it is Viktor Alexandrov who holds the record.
Links please

Fredrik
02-26-2004, 02:48 PM
Links please

http://www.iihf.com

BCCHL inactive
02-26-2004, 06:58 PM
No, it's about players who are under 20 years old. There is no lower age limit.

That's right.

This tournament's official name is the World U20 Championship.

"World Junior Championship" is simply a slang term that is no longer used by the IIHF.

AEKaki
02-27-2004, 02:41 AM
I looked it up and found that Viktor Alexandrov is the youngest player to do it. It happened at the 2001 tournament and Viktor turned 15 during the tounament (b. Dec 28/ 1985). He scored 2 goals and added 1 assist during the tournament. He played for Kazakhstan which is probably why no one knew about it since they are not a top team. Kazakhstan got relegated and hasn't been back since. However, it is Viktor Alexandrov who holds the record.

When and is this kid going to get drafted?
He could be interesting...

GKJ
02-27-2004, 12:23 PM
He was replaced by his club team before that. The club and Federation is one and the same in Kazakhstan. Apparently he was fired so late that there were no openings at other clubs so he was left unemployed. If Alexandrov sr. had been alive he could have persuaded Alexandrov jr. to play for Kazakhstan. On the other hand he might have been just as negative to the Kazakh Federation.

In other words, he is going to be the Evgeny Nabokov of Kazakh fowards

brian
02-27-2004, 07:30 PM
Since he last represented Kazakhstan at age 16 he can switch countries if he wants to and if he is good enough to play for Russia. The link is the IIHF website and just click on history and look under 2001.