Alexander Frolov was born on November 17, 1991. He played his rookie season for the Los Angeles Kings before making his senior international debut for Russia at the 2003 World Championships. The youngster scored five points, but failed to medal. A year later, Frolov made his second World Championships appearance, this time in 2007. This time, he earned eleven points in nine games, playing as a member of the host nation. Russia won bronze against Sweden.
As a teenager, Frolov made his professional debut in the Los Angeles Kings. In 2003, he made his senior national team debut for Russia and played in the 2003 World Championships, where he scored five points and failed to medal. Frolov made his second World Championships appearance in 2007 and scored 11 points in nine games to help Russia win the bronze medal. The Russians fell to Sweden in the semifinal, but Frolov’s performance in the Olympics helped Russia qualify for the quarterfinals and the finals.
After playing professional hockey for three seasons in the Russian Premier League, Frolov joined the New York Rangers. Upon joining the Rangers, he tore his ACL in his right knee. Luckily, the injury did not result in a major setback for Frolov, as he underwent surgery to repair the damage. Despite his injury, he recorded seven goals, nine assists, and eight penalty minutes in 43 games for the Rangers.
Frolov began his career as a junior, representing his country of Russia in two junior championships – the 2001 World Junior U18 Championships in the Czech Republic and the 2000 World Junior U18 Championships in Switzerland. At the latter, Frolov won the gold medal for his nation, scoring a goal in the gold-medal game of the tournament against Canada. He also finished the tournament with a team-high six goals and eight points.
The Russian-born Alexander Frolov was drafted to play in the NHL after graduating from the University of Vermont. He played with the New York Rangers for eight seasons before returning to table tennis and winning the 2010 Stanley Cup. While playing in the NHL, Frolov also competed in the KHL, where he was a member of the CSKA Moscow and Avangard Omsk. His impressive play earned him a spot on the 2011 Winter Olympics.
Alexander Frolov career
After spending his rookie year with the Los Angeles Kings, Alexander Frolov turned professional. He represented Russia twice at the World Junior U18 Championships in Switzerland and the 2001 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic. In the former, he won gold after scoring the only goal in the gold medal game in a 5-4 victory over Canada. In all, he finished with a team-high six goals and eight points in seven games.
In addition to his table tennis career, Frolov played ice hockey for eight seasons, first in the NHL for the New York Rangers and then with the Los Angeles Kings. After his NHL career, he played in the KHL for Avangard Omsk and CSKA Moscow. He was named the 2010-11 World Junior Athlete of the Year and the 2012-13 Olympic gold medalist. Frolov also won the 2010 World Junior Championship.
Alexander Frolov injury
After suffering a groin injury in the first round of the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals in Madrid, Alexander Frolov has had to sit out the final two matches to recuperate from the injury. The Russian is one of the top players in the game and is ranked second in the world. In a previous season, he averaged 54 points per year and topped the 30-goal mark twice. With the Lightning, Frolov is on track for a comeback after a grueling season.