|NUMBER:||6||BIRTHDATE:||June 16, 1986 (AGE 27)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 4"||BIRTHPLACE:||Omsk, Russia|
|WEIGHT:||223||DRAFTED:||STL / 2004 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||5th (136th overall)|
Career: Represented Russia at the 2012 IIHF World Championships (10GP-0G-4A-4P, Gold Medal) and 2006 World Jr. Championships (6GP-0G-0A-0P, Silver Medal)… Skated in 100th career NHL game on 4/3/12 at PHX... Scored 1st career NHL goal on 2/6/11 at TBL (opposing goalie: D. Ellis)… Made NHL debut w/STL on 11/6/10 at BOS… Won Cup of Russia with Avangard Omsk in 2004.
2013-14: Currently ranks 4th on CBJ in blocked shots (37)... Scored 1st career OTG on 11/20 at CGY; also tallied an assist to record 6th career MPG.
2012-13: Tied career-high with 3-game point streak (0G-3A-3P) from 3/28-3/31... Registered 1st career fighting major on 3/1 at CHI (opponent: D. Carcillo)... Matched career high with +3 rating on 2/11 vs. SJS... Set a career high with 7 SOG on 2/7 vs. CGY... Recorded 33GP-2G-12A-14P with Avangard Omsk (KHL) during work stoppage.
Personal: Didn't begin playing hockey until the age of 11... Nickname is ‘Nicky’… Favorite sport aside from hockey is soccer... Avid pool/billiards player.
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