2009-10: Alexander Khokhlachev played for MHC Spartak in the Moscow Hockey League, scoring 15 goals and adding 25 assists for 40 points in 51 games. Khokhlachev also played for Russia at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, scoring 5 goals and adding 8 assists for 13 points in 6 games. He was named to the tournament's All-Star Team for his efforts. Khokhlachev was chosen first round, 23rd overall, of the 2010 CHL Import Draft by the Windsor Spitfires.
2010-11: In his OHL rookie season, Khokhlachev scored 34 goals and added 42 assists for 76 points in 67 games for the Spitfires. In 18 playoff games, Khokhlachev scored 9 goals and added 11 assists for 20 points.
2011-12: Khokhlachev returned to Windsor for his second OHL season and was the second-leading scorer for a young Spitfires squad. He led Windsor with 25 goals and had 44 assists and was minus-19 with 32 penalty minutes in 56 games; suffering a season-ending kidney injury that forced him to miss the playoffs. Seven of the ten leading scorers for Windsor were 17 or younger, including Khokhlachev and leading scorer Kerby Rychel (a 2013 draft-eligible). Two years removed from back-to-back Memorial Cup championships. Windsor reached the OHL playoffs after finishing fourth in the West Division and were swept by eventual OHL champion London in a first round series. Khokhlachev played with Russia's silver medal-winning team at the 2012 U20 World Junior Championship and scored 4 goals with 1 assist; finishing plus-five with 6 penalty minutes in seven games.
Slick puck carrier, creative passer and courageous goal scorer. Khokhlachev has a knack for surveying the ice, disguising his intensions and then distributing the puck to the best option. Without the puck, he’s willing to get to the dirty areas and has an explosive release, making him a dangerous finisher as well. Defensive work is spotty, as a winger he’s prone to losing his man, as a center he struggles to read the coverage. Skating is also a mixed bag, some things he does very well; he has good acceleration, crosses over well, good top-speed, he can stop on a dime, and he’s able to shake defenders by opening up his hips, putting his skates at “3” and “9” o’clock a la Jeff Skinner, but he also lacks elite top-speed, struggles with changes in direction and with skating backwards in general.
Due to the NHL lockout, Khokhlachev returned to Russia to play for Moscow Spartak of the KHL in the 2012-13 season.