HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHPLACE: Yaroslavl, RUS
DRAFTED: NYR: 2006-54 overall
2010-11: Established career-highs in goals (18), assists (26), points (44), plus/minus rating (plus-three), power play goals (three), power play assists (five), power play points (eight), and shots on goal (190). ... Tied for third on the team in assists, ranked fifth in points, sixth in goals, and fourth in shots. ... Tied for the team lead with 21 even strength assists, and ranked second with 36 even strength points. ... One of four Rangers to have skated in all 82 games. ... Ranked third on the team with a career-high, 10 multi-point performances. ... The Rangers posted a record of 14-2-1 when he tallied a goal and were 24-6-2 when he registered a point. ... Notched his 40th point of the season with a goal, and added an assist at Pittsburgh on Mar. 20. ... Tallied a career-high, four assists, and tied his career-high with a plus-three rating vs. Toronto on Jan. 19. ... Tallied a goal and posted a career-high, 22:01 of ice time vs. Pittsburgh on Feb. 1. ... Registered a career-high, seven shots on goal at Carolina on Jan. 20. ... Tallied a goal on Nov. 14 vs. Edmonton, while skating in his 100th career NHL contest. ... Notched two goals, including his first career overtime game-winner, in a 3-2 win on Nov. 11 vs. Buffalo. ... Tallied two points, including his first goal of the season and a power play assist, and won a game-high, 14 faceoffs in 21 attempts (67%) on Oct. 11 at Long Island. ... In addition, notched his first career playoff point with a goal on Apr. 20 vs. Washington. 2009-10: Ranked ninth among NHL rookies in goals, 10th in points and tied for 15th in assists. ... Tied for 11th in the NHL among first-year players with two game-winning goals. ... Ranked sixth on the team in goals, eighth in points and 12th in assists. ... Tied for second on the team with seven goals against the Atlantic Division, and ranked fifth on the Rangers in even strength goals (11) and even strength points (26). ... One of four NHL rookies and four Rangers to appear in all 82 games. ... The Rangers posted a record of 7-2-2 when he tallied a goal and 15-6-3 when he recorded a point. ... Ended the season riding a career-high four-game assist/point streak (four assists), and registered five assists in the last six games. ... Notched his 10th goal of the season on Mar. 4 vs. Pittsburgh. ... Recorded his 20th point of the season with an assist in a 3-2 overtime win at Pittsburgh on Feb. 12. ... Recorded a career-high three points (one goal and two assists) on Nov. 23 vs. Columbus. ... Recorded his first career multi-point effort with two assists on Oct. 12 vs. Toronto. ... Notched his first career NHL goal with a power play tally Oct. 11 vs. Anaheim. ... Tallied his first career NHL point with an assist on Oct. 8 at Washington. 2008-09: Made his NHL debut on Feb. 3 against Atlanta, and skated in his first career NHL playoff contest on Apr. 28 in Game Seven at Washington.
MINOR LEAGUE CAREER
2008-09: Led the Hartford Wolf Pack in points (81) and goals (37), and finished fifth on the team in plus-minus rating (plus-12). ... Ranked fourth in the AHL in goals and fifth in points … Posted two, four-game goal-scoring streaks -- Mar. 21 to Mar. 28 and Nov. 30 to Dec. 6 … Notched his 30th goal of the season on Mar. 22 at Providence. ... Notched one goal and two assists for Planet USA in the 2009 AHL All-Star Game on Jan. 25 in Worcester after being named to the squad on Jan. 23. ... Recorded a career-high, eight-game point streak from Jan. 9 at Springfield to Jan. 24 against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, collecting 11 points (five goals and six assists) during the stretch. ... Posted his first multi-goal game in the AHL with two goals on Nov. 21 vs. Lowell. 2007-08: Skated in 74 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering 16 goals and 27 assists for 43 points, along with 30 penalty minutes ... Ranked first on the team among rookies in goals (16), assists (27) and points (43), and his plus-16 rating tied for fifth in the league among first-year players ... Tallied a season-high, five-game points streak from Nov. 17 to Nov. 24, recording six points (two goals, four assists) ... Notched five multiple-point games, including two three-point efforts ... Notched one goal and a plus-two rating in five post-season contests with Hartford.
Appeared in 81 games for Yaroslavl and Yaroslavl-2 of the Russian League, registering 17 goals and 21 assists for 38 points, along with 56 penalty minutes. 2006-07: Skated in 39 games with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv of the Russian Hockey League, tallying two goals and eight assists along with 26 penalty minutes. ... Yaroslavl posted a 7-0-1 regular season record when he registered a point. ... Notched a career-high three assists in a 4-4 tie on Mar. 8 vs. Nizhnekamsk. ... Scored his first Super League career goal in a 4-3 win on Jan. 25 vs. Omsk. ... Scored goals in back-to-back games on Jan. 25 and Jan. 28, including a game-winning power play goal in a 4-1 win at Kazan on Jan. 28. ... Appeared in seven playoff games, registering three goals and two assists. ... Recorded the first two-goal game of his Russian Super League career in Game Two of Yaroslavl's opening round playoff series vs. Moscow on Mar. 12, including the eventual game-winner. ... 2005-06: Split time between Yaroslavl Lokomotiv-2 and the senior team, Yaroslavl Lokomotiv of the Russian League. ... Skated in 32 games for Yaroslavl-2, notching 15 goals and 12 assists for 27 points along with 28 penalty minutes. ... Appeared in 10 games for Yaroslavl of the Russian Super League. ... Notched his first Russian Super League point with an assist in a 4-3 Lokomotiv victory on Apr. 12 vs. Salavat Yulaev. 2004-05: Collected eight points (three goals and five assists) in 24 games with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv-2 of the Russian-3 League.
2010: Represented Russia at the 2010 World Championship in Germany, registering one goal and two assists, along with six penalty minutes and a plus-three rating in nine contests. 2008: Appeared in seven games for Russia at the 2008 World U-20 Championships in the Czech Republic, registering one goal and three assists for four points, along with six penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating. ... Tied for second on the team in assists (three), third in plus/minus rating (plus-four) and fifth in points (four points). 2007: Skated in six games with the Russian Under-20 squad en route to winning the silver at the 2007 World Junior Championships. ... Registered two goals and one assist for three points, along with a plus-4 rating and 15 shots on goal. ... His two goals tied for third on the team while his 15 shots tied for fourth on Team Russia. ... Tallied the game-winning goal and posted a plus-three rating in Russia's 4-2 semifinal victory over host Sweden on Jan. 3. 2006: Represented Russia as a member of the Under-18 squad at the 2006 World Junior Championships, notching three goals and two assists for five points, along with five penalty minutes. ... Scored the game-winning goal on the power play in a 2-0 victory over the Czech Republic.
He is a fan of animated movies such as Madagascar and Cars. ... Eclectic tastes in music, such as Russian, rock, pop, R & B, and classical. ... Avid video game player. ... Enjoys playing tennis in the offseason, and is a soccer fan. ... Fan of documentaries. ... Nickname is "Artie". ... Single.
June 24, 2006 -- Rangers' second-round choice, 54th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 4, (twice) (last, March 15, 2011, to March 22, 2011 -- two goals and four assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 2, (nine times) (last, March 18, 2011, to March 20, 2011 -- two goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 4, (twice) (last, March 15, 2011, to March 22, 2011 --four assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 2, (twice) (last, Nov. 11, 2010 vs. Buffalo) (Enroth)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 4 on Jan. 19, 2011 vs. Toronto
MOST POINTS, GAME: 4 on Jan. 19, 2011 vs. Toronto (four assists)
MOST PIM, GAME: 2 (26 times) (last, March 15, 2011, vs. N.Y. Islanders)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 7 (three times) (last, Dec. 5, 2011 vs. Toronto)
FIRST NHL GAME: Feb. 3, 2009, vs. Atlanta
FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 11, 2009, vs. Anaheim (Giguere)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 8, 2009, at Washington
CAREER IN SHOOTOUT
SUCCESS RATE: 12.5 percent
GAME-DECIDING GOALS: 1