Alexander Barabanov is a forward who has so far spent his whole career with SKA. His professional career got going in 2010 with SKA-1946 in the MHL, and in the 2012/2013 season he also represented the team's farm club VMF-Karelia (now known as SKA-Karelia) in the VHL. In that same season he also became the top scorer of the MHL regular season with SKA-1946. He debuted for the SKA first team in the KHL in the 2013/2014 season. For the Russian national team he took part in the 2012 World Youth Championship, and in the 2014 World Junior Championship. He took a bronze medal away from that particular tournament.