Semin will be representing his country for the sixth time at the 2010 Olympics. He won a gold medal at the 2008 World Championship, finishing third overall with 13 points (6-7-13), including two goals and an assist in the 5-4 overtime defeat of Canada in the gold medal.
He played each of his first two international competitions in Helsinki, Finland competing at the 2003 World Championship and the 2004 World Junior Championship.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic