A first-time Olympian, Grebeshkov has won five international gold medals – 2009 World Championship, 2008 World Championship, 2003 World Junior Championship, 2002 World Junior Championship and the 2001 World Under-18 Championship.
At the 2008 World Championship, he ranked first among Russian defensemen with six assists and finished third overall with a plus-12 rating in nine games. He is one of eight players to have won both the 2008 and 2009 World Championships, including 2010 Olympians Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Radulov.
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday