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Alexei Marchenko | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
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Red Wing rookie defensemen Alexei Marchenko, Xavier Ouellet and Ryan Sproul may have a chance to crack the Detroit lineup out of training camp.
There is a lot of uncertainty on the Detroit blueline, especially when forecasting the last two spots. Jonathan Ericsson is still nursing a broken finger, UFA Danny DeKeyser is still unsigned and Brian Lashoff and Jakub Kindl didn't show the Wings' coaching staff much last season. That creates opportunity for Marchenko, Ouellet and Sproul. "I used to say tie goes to the veteran," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said of a close competition for a roster spot. "Now, the best player plays. If you're 22 (years old), it doesn't make any difference. We're in that stage of our development." If any of the rookies make the team they will have little fantasy impact in 2014-15. Sep 13 - 10:42 AM

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Alexei Marchenko is looking to impress during development camp after missing the second half of the season due to a high-ankle sprain.

Marchenko was selected as an AHL All-Star prior to the injury. It was his first season in the AHL after getting his start with the KHL's CSKA Moscow. He might prove to be a valuable defender for the Red Wings down the road, but he doesn't have much offensive upside.
Jul 6 - 9:23 AM

Alexei Marchenko has been returned to the minors.

He was a healthy scratch for Detroit's last three games. Marchenko made his NHL debut on Jan. 4 against Dallas. He saw 13:21 of ice time in the contest, where he had a plus-2 rating and two penalty minutes.
Source: Mlive
Jan 13 - 4:29 PM

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock had Alexei Marchenko paired with Kyle Quincey during practice in preparation for tonight’s game against the Stars.

With defenseman Danny DeKeyser day-to-day with a groin injury, the Red Wings recalled defenseman Alexey Marchenko from Grand Rapids. Marchenko, a 2011 seventh-round pick, has 16 points (two goals) in 33 games for the Griffins. The 6-foot-2, 212-pounder leads the team with a plus-15 rating. Babcock says all reports have indicated that Marchenko has been the Griffins' top player this season.
Jan 4 - 10:07 AM

Alexei Marchenko has been summoned by the Detroit Red Wings.

Detroit needed another defenseman because Dan DeKeyser is out with a lower-body injury. Marchenko has two goals and 16 points in 33 games this season.
Jan 3 - 2:07 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Alexei Marchenko to a three-year entry level contract.

The blueliner was the Red Wings seventh round pick in the 2011 Draft and has played in the KHL for the last four seasons. He had four goals and nine points in 44 games with CKSA Moscow in the 2012-13 season. Look for Marchenko to start off in Grand Rapids next season.
Fri, May 31, 2013 06:22:00 AM

Depth Charts

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PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Daniel Cleary
4Drew Miller
5Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Dan DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
8Ryan Sproul
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson