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.
We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.
— Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr, who he traded for from the Devils on Thursday