Brother of Boris
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1998)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Toronto with Toronto's 2nd round choice (later traded to New Jersey New Jersey selected Josh DeWolf) in 1996 Entry Draft for Larry Murphy, July 8, 1995. Traded to Anaheim by Pittsburgh with Shawn Antoski for Alex Hicks and Fredrik Olausson, November 19, 1996. Traded to Detroit by Anaheim for Jamie Pushor and Detroit's 4th round choice (Viktor Wallin) in 1998 Entry Draft, March 24, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 29, 1998. Missed majority of 2000-01 season and entire 2001-02 due to back injury vs. Tampa Bay, January 23, 2001.
I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.
— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday