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ECHO is excited to announce Alexander (Sasha) Malkov as its new General Manager. As GM, Sasha will bring his dynamic Explosive Hockey instruction to ECHO's regularly scheduled skills and dryland sessions. He will also oversee ECHO's revamped tryout program, and be responsible for implementing other developmental directives in the organization.  

Check out his impeccable career below and help us welcome Sasha to our ECHO family!   


“My goal with ECHO is to make every hockey player at every level, stronger skaters and better hockey players, as individuals and as teams. I have the experience, background, and skills to make that happen and past results to prove my work." 



Born in Russia, Sasha began skating at the age of four with the Spartak Moscow Club Russian. He trained to become a world-class figure skater for Russia and Belarus, a three-time Belarus National Ice Dance Champion, and competed in World and European championships. When he was not training for figure skating, hockey was a favorite pastime. Sasha’s brother was a professional hockey player in Russia and Sasha was involved in his training from the moment he started. With both a figure skating and hockey background, Sasha is an expert in the art and sport of skating. 


Sasha’s Experience Includes:  


  • Creator/Instructor of Explosive Hockey   
  • Elite Instructor and Director of European Operations for Laura Stamm Power Skating for the past seven years 
  • Worked with youth, junior and pro teams, players, and camps in the USA, Canada, Russia, Belarus, Estonia, Iceland, Germany, and Italy  
  • Trained six German hockey players who led Germany to a silver medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics 
  • Trained a Swiss Women's Hockey Olympian who helped them win bronze in the 2014 Winter Olympic 
  • Trained/worked with players drafted to the NHL and other top leagues around the world (KHL, QMJHL, Italian Hockey League - Serie A, DEL (top-tier German league), AHL, OHL, and NCAA, to name a few) 


Players he's trained include: 


Leon Draisaitl - Edmonton Oilers   

Dmitri Kulikov - Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild  

Dominik Kahun - Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers 

John Leonard - San Jose Sharks 


To schedule training sessions call Sasha at 860-490-5056