Russian Defender of Detroit Marchenko Alexey
As part of the National Hockey Leaguea lot of Russians, one of whom is Alexei Marchenko, who plays for the Detroit Red Wings. Career Muscovite began in his hometown, and in just 4 years in professional hockey, he was able to get into the elite of world sports.
Change of "Spartacus" to start in CSKA
Aleksey Igorevich Marchenko was born on January 2, 1992year in Moscow. From school age, the young player began to be fond of hockey and soon enrolled in the school of the capital's "Spartacus", but soon after the start of training moved to the system of CSKA. "CSKA" highly appreciated the defender's talent, and in 2009 the young hockey player made his debut in the professional league in the MHL club "Red Army". In the first season, Marchenko Alexey demonstrated an incredible level, for 43 games, gaining 34 points.
The progress of the club's newcomer was appreciated andWithin the 2009/10 season the Russian was 10 times involved in the games of CSKA in the KHL. But without gaining scoring points, for further experience he returned to the youth team. The next season also succeeded Alexei - 38 points for 36 games again forced the coaching staff of CSKA to attract players to the KHL matches. In the Russian elite of hockey, Marchenko was able to score two points for 22 meetings and attracted attention from overseas - during the draft he was chosen by the Detroit Red Wings.
The Russian in one of his interviews stated his desire tonear the time to try their hand at the NHL, but during the championship 2011/12 was injured, permanently knocked out of action. Returning, Marchenko Alexei was soon in the main cage of CSKA and in the season of 2012/13 seriously helped the club, gaining 9 points.
Traveling across the ocean
To fulfill your dream of moving to AmericaMarchenko Alexey was able only in 2013. At the end of May that year, the defender signed a contract with the Detroit Red Wings, but he could not get into the base at once and was forced to spend some time in the farm club Grand Rapids Griffins at the AHL. In the "griffins" Marchenko spent a half of the season, in parallel taking part in only one match of the team from Detroit - January 4, 2014 debut defender in the NHL.
For the 2014/15 championship the Russian has already becometo get to the main line-up and on February 25 opened the scoring goals in the League, hitting the Nashville goal. Since the season 2015/16 he became one of the players of the base and for the first full season he was able to score 11 points for 66 meetings, however this did not help Detroit succeed. This season, the team again does not shine, located in the "basement" of the standings, but the game of the Russian defender is assessed very highly.
Playing in the Russian national team
In 2016, Alexei Marchenko, a hockey player,proved himself in the NHL with the best hand, was called to the national team's fees. The debut of the young Russian came at the World Championships in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Unsuccessful start in the game against the Czech Republic, the Russian team corrected in the next meetings, and in the match against Denmark, it was Marchenko's blow that allowed the owners of the ice to open the account.
In the final meeting of the group stage withSweden defender designed and the first assistant for the team. As a result, losing in the semifinals, Alexei became the bronze medalist of the championship, contributing to the victory of the team in the fight for third place. The successful performance allowed Marchenko to be in the composition and the World Cup, but there, not having earned any productive points, the Russians were content with only the 4th place, losing by points to Sweden.