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Alexei Marchenko
Pos: Defenseman
D.O.B.: 1/2/92
From: Moscow, Russia
Height: 6'2
Weight: 183
Shoots: Right
Drafted: 2011 draft 7th rnd 205th overall by Detroit (NHL)
Acquired: Signed 3-year contract with Detroit (NHL) 5/30/13
Personal:
Plus: Reads plays well... Technically sound defenseman... Good one-on-one... Plays physical without taking bad penalties... Good skater both forward and backward... Under-rated passer...
Minus: Needs to work on shot... Must add bulk to frame to play his style... Offensive game has not translated from juniors...
Organizational Comments: Stay Tuned
What GRC says: Fall 2013: Marchenko brings a little sandpaper to the Griffins blueline without giving up much in the skill department. He reads plays well which makes him more effective in his own end. A mobile skater with soft hands, Marchenko also brings some grit as evidenced by his big hip checks. Marchenko was a high scoring junior player and is still young enough to offer hope that he can rediscover that game.
Role: Two-Way Defenseman
Projection: NHL 5-6 defenseman

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Transactions
5/30/13 Signed 3-yr contract with Detroit (NHL)