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.
He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.
— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft