|NUMBER:||51||BIRTHDATE:||July 19, 1983 (AGE 29)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Izhevsk, Russia|
|WEIGHT:||216||DRAFTED:||NYR / 2001 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||2nd (40th overall)|
Career: Signed 6-year contract extension with CBJ on 8/31/11… Represented Russia at '10 and '06 Winter Olympics as well as IIHF World Championships in '11 and '08 (Gold Medal)… Also won back-to-back Gold Medals with Team Russia at '02 & '03 IIHF World Junior Championships after capturing Gold at '01 IIHF World U18 Championships… Senior int'l totals: 27GP-0G-7A-7P, Junior int'l totals: 19GP-2G-7A-9P… Made NHL debut (w/NYR) on 2/12/04 at PHI… Scored 1st career NHL goal on 3/13/04 at FLA (opposing G: R. Luongo)… Played 1 season (2001-02) in OHL with Guelph (53GP-19G-40A-59P, +17 rating); named to CHL All-Rookie Team and earned 3rd Team OHL All-Star honors.
2012-13: Became highest-scoring D in CBJ history (29G-105A-134P) on 3/19 vs. NSH... Tallied 17GP-1G-1A-2P-8PIM with Moscow Oblast Atlant (KHL) during work stoppage.
2011-12: Ranked 2nd on CBJ in TOI/game (24:08)… Skated in 500th career NHL game on 10/22/11 at OTT.
Personal: Nickname: ‘Toots’… Favorite player growing up: Slava Fetisov.