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 kept refreshing the page on the NHL website after the second round and I was shocked he lasted that long. I'm sure the Coyotes were pretty happy to get him. He's such a good player and he plays big in big games.
— Arizona forward Henrik Samuelsson on prospect Edgars Kulda being drafted by the Coyotes