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Executive Bios

  • In his 1st season as assistant coach
  • Works closely with Pittsburgh's defensive unit in all facets of the game
  • Served as team's defenseman development coach from 2015-17. Worked closely with the club's blueliners during 2 Stanley Cup-winning seasons
  • Utilizes extensive use of video to coach and teach Penguins' blueliners

Playing Career

  • Played 20 NHL seasons with Washington, Boston, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Dallas and Montreal
  • Recorded 811 points (220G-591A) in 1,301 career regular-season games, the most points among Russian-born blueliners in NHL history
  • Won Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009 and played in Penguins' Stanley Cup Final appearance in '08
  • Posted 259 points (54G-205A) in 322 career regular-season games for Pittsburgh from 2005-10.
  • His 44 postseason points (7G-37A) with the Penguins is surpassed only by Larry Murphy and Kris Letang among defensemen
  • Earned NHL Second-Team All-Star in 2001-02 and '02-03 with Washington. Led the NHL in goals by a defenseman in both seasons (26, 18 respectively)
  • Originally drafted by Washington in the 1st round (14th overall) of the 1992 NHL Draft
  • Represented Russia in several international tournaments, including 4 Winter Olympic Games, 2 World Championships, a World Junior Championship, 2 World Cups of Hockey and a European Junior Championship
  • Played in 4 Winter Olympic Games (1998, '02, '06, '10) for Russia
  • Won a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games and a bronze medal at the '02 Games for Russia
  • Earned a silver medal at the 2010 World Championship and bronze at the '07 World Championship