Ivan Barbashev, a top prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft, was named to Russia's roster for the 2013 Subway Super Series games.
Russia will play six games across Canada -- two each against all-star teams from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Western Hockey League.
The Super Series games are part of the decision-making process toward picking the team that will represent Russia at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden. That tournament runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, 2014.
QMJHL fans certainly know about Barbashev, who plays for the Moncton Wildcats. A 6-foot-1, 185-pound left wing, Barbashev is tied for ninth in the QMJHL with 29 points in 20 games. His 19 assists lead Moncton and he also has 10 goals.