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Tampa Bay Lightning Assign Alexander Volkov to Syracuse Crunch

September 29, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Syracuse Crunch News Release

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned forward Alexander Volkov to the Syracuse Crunch, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Volkov, 20, appeared in three preseason games for the Lightning, posting a pair of goals to go along with two penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound forward scored both goals last Sunday against the Florida Panthers, earning first star honors. He ranks tied for first on the Bolts for goals during the preseason.

The Moscow, Russia native skated in 16 games with SKA St. Petersburg in the MHL, the Russian Junior League, last season, posting six goals and 11 points to go along with 12 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound forward also appeared in 15 games with Neva St. Petersburg, scoring three goals and four penalty minutes. Volkov has played in 128 career games with SKA St. Petersburg over four seasons, registering 33 goals and 61 points to go along with 88 penalty minutes.

Volkov was selected by Tampa Bay in the second round, 48th overall, at the 2017 NHL Draft.

Single game tickets and packages for the 2017-18 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the War Memorial Arena at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse, by calling the office at 315-473-4444. For the latest Crunch news, visit or follow the club on Facebook (, Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch) using #SyrCrunch.

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