Capitals re-assign 2018 first-round pick Alex Alexeyev to AHL's Hershey Bears

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Capitals re-assign prospect Alex Alexeyev to AHL Hershey originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Alex Alexeyev is coming back to the United States.

Alexeyev, the Capitals' first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, has been re-assigned to the Hershey Bears, general manager Brian MacLellan announced on Monday.

The 21-year-old had been playing on loan in Russia this season for Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League.

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Alexeyev had previously played for Hershey during his first professional season in 2019-20. The defenseman impressed during his original AHL stint, too, finishing with 21 points (three goals, 18 assists) in 58 games for the Bears that season.

The 2018 first-rounder was originally sent to Salavat Yulaev Ufa this past September to play on loan because the 2020-21 season was delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In 55 games this season, Alexeyev has totaled 16 points with an even eight goals and eight assists.