P-Bruins Khokhlachev Named AHL Rookie of the Month for March

AHL news released…

Springfield MA, – The American Hockey League announced today that Providence Bruins center Alexander Khokhlachev has been selected as the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for March.

In 12 games during March, Khokhlachev recorded five goals and 12 assists for 17 points as the Bruins maintained their position in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

After beginning the month with a goal in Providence's 3-2 shootout victory at Springfield on Mar. 1, Khokhlachev earned CCM/AHL Player of the Week honors by racking up 10 points in three games, establishing AHL season highs with five assists and six points in a 9-3 victory over Adirondack on Mar. 9.

He dished out two assists vs. Worcester on Mar. 14 for his fourth consecutive multiple-point game, and scored the decisive overtime goal as the Bruins defeated Hartford, 3-2, on Mar. 16. Khokhlachev assisted on the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Worcester on Mar. 23, and notched two more assists in a 6-5 win at Portland on Mar. 28.

A second-round draft choice (40th overall) by the Boston Bruins in 2011, Khokhlachev has tallied 19 goals and 34 assists for 53 points along with a plus-9 rating in 58 games for Providence this season, and ranks third among all AHL rookies in both assists and points.

Khokhlachev, a 20-year-old native of Moscow, Russia, totaled 193 points in 152 games over three junior seasons with Windsor of the Ontario Hockey League, and made his North American pro debut with Providence at the end of the 2012-13 season.

In recognition of his achievement, Khokhlachev will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Bruins home game.