|NUMBER:||42||BIRTHDATE:||May 24, 1988 (AGE 25)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 4"||BIRTHPLACE:||Yaroslavl, Russia|
|WEIGHT:||198||DRAFTED:||NYR / 2006 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||2nd (54th overall)|
Career: Has represented Russia at several IIHF tournaments - Olympics (2014: 5GP-8SOG), World Championships (2010: 9GP-1G-2A-3P, Silver Medal), World Jr. Championships [(2007: 6GP-2G-1A-3P, Silver Medal; (2008, 7GP-1G-3A-4P, Bronze Medal)] and World U18 Championships (2006, 6GP-3G-2A-5P)... Tallied 1G-2A-3P at 2009 AHL All-Star Classic for Team PlanetUSA... Scored 1st career NHL goal on 10/11/09 vs. ANA (Giguere).
2013-14: Scored career-high 19th goal on 3/8 at NSH (also GWG)... Set CBJ team record by scoring 3 straight GWGs (3/1, 3/3, 3/4)... Leads all CBJ forwards with 54 blocked shots... Ranks 3rd on CBJ in FOW (476).
2012-13: Finished T-5th in NHL with 4 shootout goals... Scored a goal in his CBJ debut, 1/19/13 at NSH… Tallied 12G-18A-30P in 36GP with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv (KHL) during work stoppage.
Personal: Nickname: ‘Artie’… Favorite player growing up: Pavel Bure… Favorite bands incl. Queen, The Beatles and AC/DC... Favorite movies incl. Stargate and Top Gun and North By Northwest.
It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.