|DRAFTED:||PHX: 2004-50 overall|
- Recorded a career-high three points (2-1-3) vs. DAL, Mar. 30
- Scored the only goal in a 1-0 win at DAL, Feb. 11
- Scored two goals vs. LA, Dec. 2
- Recalled from San Antonio, Nov. 21
- Made his season debut and scored his first goal at OTT, Oct. 17
2008-09 Season highs:
Goals: 2 - 3 times
Assists: 2 - Nov. 28 vs. COL
Points: 3 - Mar. 30 vs. DAL
Shots: 6 - Jan. 10 vs. DAL
Plus/Minus: +2 - 5 times
TOI: 20:13 - Jan. 15 at VAN
Appeared in 13 games for the Coyotes, recording 4-1-5 and six PIM…Also played in 58 games for San Antonio (AHL), collecting 16-19-35 and 26 PIM…Scored a goal vs. DAL, Apr. 3…Scored a goal vs. SJ, Mar. 25…Collected a goal and an assist for his first career multi-point game vs. LA, Mar. 20 while also skating a season-high 18:39 TOI…Scored a goal in his first NHL game of the season vs. MIN, Dec. 27…Tallied a seven-game point streak (3-5-8) while playing in San Antonio from Nov. 27 to Dec. 14…Registered 1-2-3 in six playoff games for San Antonio…Scored the Rampage’s lone goal in the team’s 2-1 Game 7 loss to Toronto in the Calder Cup Playoffs.
2006-07: Appeared in 17 games for the Coyotes, recording 1-1-2…Scored his first NHL goal vs. LA, Nov. 4…Picked up his first NHL point with an assist at STL, Oct. 17…Made his NHL debut at NSH, Oct. 14…Recalled from San Antonio (AHL) on Oct. 12…Had two goals and two assists in two games with Rampage…Returned to Russia in November to play for Ak Bars Kazan…Recorded 6-2-8 in 20 games…2005-06: Won Russian Superleague championship with Ak Bars Kazan…Scored three goals in 13 playoff games…Ranked T-9th on team in goals in regular season…Scored two goals at 2006 World Junior Championships for silver medal-winning Russian team…Collected 0-2-2 at U20 Four Nations Tournament in Russia…2004-05: Ranked T-9th on Ak Bars Kazan in goal scoring as a rookie in Russian Superleague…Registered 2-3-5 and was +7 in six games at 2005 World Junior Championships to help Russia win silver medal…Recorded 3-0-3 in three games at U20 Four Nations Tournament in Sweden…2003-04: Ranked 2nd in goals and 5th in points with Saratov…Scored one goal in six games as Russia won gold medal at 2004 U18 World Junior Championships…Recorded 5-1-6 in three games at U18 Four Nations Tournament in Slovakia and scored four goals in one game vs. Slovakia…2002-03: Registered 1-1-2 in five games at U18 Junior World Cup in Czech Republic.
2006: Scored two goals in six games for Russia at the World Junior Championships while winning a silver medal for the second consecutive year…2005: Won a silver medal with Russia at the World Junior Championships…Registered 2-3-5 in six games…2004: Represented Russia in the 2004 Under-18 World Championships…Collected three assists in six games.
Most memorable hockey moment is his first NHL game…Credits his dad for having the most influence on his hockey career…Favorites include “Casino” (movie); Robert DeNiro (actor); “Deal or No Deal” (TV show); FIFA Soccer (Video game); and Austria (Vacation spot)…If he weren’t a hockey player, he’d like to be a pilot…Lists Vladimir Putin as the person he would most like to meet…Enjoys listening to music in his spare time.