HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHPLACE: Izhevsk, RUS
DRAFTED: NYR: 2001-40 overall
* Ranks fourth on the team in blocked shots (10).
* Tallied an assist on Jaromir Jagr's game-winning goal on Thursday vs. the Penguins.
* Logged 20:51 of icetime on Apr. 27 at Pittsburgh.
* Registered two hits in 20:16 of icetime on Apr. 25 at Pittsburgh.
* Logged 21:08 of icetime on Apr. 18 at New Jersey.
* Collected an assist, four hits and two blocked shots on Apr. 16 vs. the Devils.
* Tallied an assist and posted a plus-three rating on Apr. 9 at New Jersey.
Goals: None...Assists: 1 (three times)...Points: 1 (three times)...Penalty Minutes: 2 (twice)...Shots: 1 (several times)...Time on Ice: 21:08 (Apr. 18 at New Jersey)...Hits: 4 (Apr. 16 vs. New Jersey)...Blocked Shots: 2 (three times)...Plus/Minus: +3 (Apr. 9 at New Jersey).
Career Playoff Notes:
* Has skated in 23 postseason games, registering nine assists; Has skated in four career playoff games vs. Pittsburgh, collecting one assist.
2007-2008 Regular Season vs. Pittsburgh:
* Has recorded one goal and seven assists for eight points in 25 career regular season contests vs. Pittsburgh; Collected one assist in eight games this season.
2007-2008 Regular Season Missed Game Information: None.
2007-2008 Postseason Missed Game Information: None.
|2006-07 SEASON: Appeared in 66 games with the Rangers, registering two goals and 12 assists, along with 44 penalty minutes … Ranked second on the team in hits (149) … Returned to the lineup on Apr. 5 vs. Montreal after not dressing in the 16 previous games due to a left MCL sprain suffered on Mar. 1 vs. Pittsburgh … Recorded a season-high, seven hits on Feb. 15 at Carolina … Registered a shorthanded empty net goal on Dec. 14 at Dallas … Posted a career high, three-game assist streak from Oct. 30 at Los Angeles to Nov. 2 at San Jose (three assists); His three-game point scoring streak also tied a career-high … Tallied a power play goal on Oct. 14 at Buffalo … Recorded four blocked shots and tied a career high with a plus-three rating on Oct. 5 vs. Washington ... Skated in 10 post-season games, registering five assists and eight penalty minutes ... Led team defensemen with five assists in the playoffs ... Tied for third on the team with 21 hits in the playoffs.
2005-06 SEASON: Appeared in 77 games with the Rangers, registering six goals and 19 assists for 25 points, along with 58 penalty minutes … Ranked second on the team in scoring among defensemen (25 points) … Led the team in power play goals among defensemen (four) … Ranked fourth on the team in blocked shots (115) and fifth on the team in hits (65) … Ranked 10th among rookie defensemen with 25 points … Tied for 15th in game-winning goals (two) among all NHL rookies …Recorded a power play assist in his 100th career NHL game on Apr. 13 at Pittsburgh ...Tallied a power play goal on Feb. 2 at the Islanders, earning Second Star honors … Posted a four-game scoring streak from Oct. 15 to Oct. 20, collecting one goal and three assists over the span.
2003-04 SEASON: Appeared in 25 games, registering two goals and five assists for seven points, along with 14 penalty minutes ... Made his Rangers/NHL debut on Feb. 12 at Philadelphia ... Registered his first NHL point on Feb. 16 vs. Ottawa ...Tallied his first NHL goal, a shorthanded tally, on Mar. 13 at Florida (Roberto Luongo) ... Posted his first multi-point game on Mar. 21 at Pittsburgh, registering a pair of assists.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: 2001: Tallied one goal and four assists for five points, along with 18 penalty minutes in six games for Russia at the 2001 Under-18 World Championship tournament. 2002: Garnered a gold medal with Team Russia at the 2002 World Junior Championships in Pardubice and Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, appearing in seven games, tallying one goal along with two penalty minutes and a plus-four rating. 2003: Helped Team Russia capture the gold medal at the 2003 World Junior Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia, skating in six games during the tournament, and registering three assists and 12 penalty minutes. 2006: Skated with Team Russia at the 2006 Olympic games in Torino, Italy, registering one assist along with four penalty minutes in eight games.
AHL CAREER: Has appeared in 56 career games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points, along with 60 penalty minutes. 2003-04: Skated in 43 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering five goals and nine assists for 14 points, along with 50 penalty minutes ... Appeared in all 16 postseason contests for the Wolf Pack, registering five assists, along with 18 penalty minutes. 2004-05: Began the season with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League, registering two goals and one assist, along with 10 penalty minutes in 13 contests … Notched first two-goal game of season by a Wolf Pack defenseman Nov. 13 vs. Providence, earning First Star honors in a 3-2 win … Registered his first point of the season with an assist, and had six shots on goal, in 4-1 victory on Oct. 30 at Portland.
JUNIOR CAREER: Recorded 19 goals and 40 assists for 59 points, along with 54 penalty minutes in 53 games with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2001-02. … Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 59 points and finished tied for third in assists (40) … Ranked second among team defensemen in scoring with 59 points, second in goals with 19 and second in assists with 40 ... Tied for third overall among all OHL defenseman and tied for sixth among rookies in scoring (59 points) ... Skated in nine postseason contests for the Storm, tallying two goals and eight assists for 10 points, along with eight penalty minutes … Named OHL Rookie of the Month for November 2001.
EUROPEAN CAREER: Has skated in 89 career games with SKA St. Petersburg and AK Bars Kazan of the Russian Hockey League, registering eight goals and eight assists for 16 points, along with 68 penalty minutes. 2000-01: Skated in 34 games with St.Petersburg, registering two goals and four assists for six points, along with 20 penalty minutes … Ranked 16th overall among European skaters by Central Scouting’s final rankings … Selected 29th overall by the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in the CHL Import Draft on June 27, 2001. 2002-03: Appeared in 20 games with AK Bars Kazan and SKA St. Petersburg of the Russian Hockey League, registering one goal and one assist for two points, along with 24 penalty minutes ... Skated in five postseason games with Kazan, collecting four penalty minutes. 2004-05: Joined SKA St. Petersburg of the Russian Hockey League on Nov. 15, registering five goals and three assists for eight points, along with 24 penalty minutes in 35 games.
BACKGROUND: Appeared in the February 2006 issue of Gotham Magazine with several of his rookie teammates ... Single.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 4,10/15/05 – 10/20/05 (one goal, three assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: None
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 3, 10/30/06 - 11/2/06 (three assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 1 (seven times), last – Nov. 21, 2007 at T.B. (Holmqvist)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 2, Mar. 21, 2004 at Pit.
MOST POINTS, GAME: 2, Mar. 21, 2004 at Pit.
MOST PIM, GAME: 4, (five times), last – Nov. 1, 2007 vs. Was.
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 7, Oct. 10, 2007, at NYI
FIRST NHL GAME: Feb. 14, 2004 at Phi.
FIRST NHL GOAL: Mar. 13, 2004 at Fla. (Luongo)