Spent majority of 2001-02 season on practice roster. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), July 9, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Chekhov (Russia-2), September 25, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Voskresensk (Russia), February 14, 2005. Traded to New Jersey by San Jose with Jim Fahey for Vladimir Malakhov and New Jersey's 1st round choice (later traded to St. Louis - St. Louis selected David Perron) in 2007 Entry Draft, October 1, 2006.
I was going nuts and I saw [Subban], he was going crazy, and the ref had no idea where to go. [Subban] was skating to me, and I was skating to him and the ref was right in between us and I don't know, I kind of hit him pretty hard, I thought, but those were some emotions and I'm pretty sure he understands that.
— Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk on the celebration following his OT goal against Ottawa in Game 2