|DRAFTED:||TOR: 1998-10 overall|
|Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), October 27, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (Russia), December 20, 2004. Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto for NY Ranger's 2nd round choice (Kenny Ryan) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 2, 2009. Transferred to Winnipeg after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 21, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Astana (KHL), September 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Astana (KHL), August 8, 2013.|
|2011-12: Recorded 35 points (15G, 20A) along with 42 penalty minutes after 69 games with the Jets...
Played his first game as a Winnipeg Jet on Oct. 9 vs. MTL (1-5L)… Scored the first goal in the Jets’ history
on Oct. 9 when he scored at 2:27 of the 3rd period on MTL’s Carey Price… Recorded his first multi-point
game as a Jet on Oct. 22 vs. CAR (5-3W) with two assists in the game… Scored his third goal of the season
and recorded two assists on Oct. 27 at PHI (9-8W)… Recorded the 250th assist of his NHL career on
Nov. 23 at WSH (3-4OTL)… Scored a goal and recorded an assist on Dec. 20 vs. NYI (2-3 SOL) extending
his point streak to two games (1G, 2A)… Scored a goal and earned an assist on Jan. 19 vs. BUF (4-1W)…
Scored a pair of goals on Jan. 21 vs. FLA (3-4 SOL)… Scored his 11th goal of the season on Mar. 14 vs.
DAL (5-2W)… Scored his 12th goal of the season on Mar. 16 vs. WSH (3-2W)… Scored his 14th goal of the
season on Mar. 30 at CAR (4-3OTW).
2010-11: Ranks sixth on the team with 16 goals and has 23 assists ... Riding a season-high five-game point streak (3g, 2a), dating back to March 27 vs. OTT ... Scored his 400th career NHL point (assist) on Feb. 23 at BUF ... Had points in eight of 10 games from Jan. 15 - Feb. 7 (3g, 5a) ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win vs. WSH on Jan. 26 ... Registered his fourth multiple-point game of the season (2a) on Dec. 4 at WSH ... Scored his first goal of the year on Oct. 29 vs. BUF.
2009-10: Earned 67 points (24g, 43a) in 76 games during his first season with the Thrashers ... Named the 2010 Thrashers MVP ... Set new career-highs in points and assists ... Led the team in points, tied for the team lead in goals and ranked second in assists ... Paced the Thrashers with a plus-13 rating, 21 power play points (8g, 13a) and eight power play goals ... Ranked second on the team with four game- winning goals ... Earned his first point as a Thrasher (1a) on 10/10 at OTT ... Posted four assists during a three game assist streak from 10/10-10/17 ... Collected eight assists over a career-long five-game assist streak from 10/22-11/3 ... Scored his first goal as a Thrasher on 11/19 vs. BOS ... Posted a career-high six-game point streak from 12/16-12/26, recording nine points (6g, 3a) during that stretch ... Missed four games with a lower body injury from 1/5-1/14 ... Recorded his 200th career assist on 1/30 at NSH ... Registered a career-high tying three points/assists in a game on 2/6 vs. FLA ... Recorded a four- game point streak from 2/6-2/13, collecting eight points (2g, 6a) in those games ... Matched his career-high with three points (1g, 2a) on 3/4 vs. NYI ... Tallied four straight two-point performances from 3/14- 3/20 ... Appeared in his 600th career game on 3/30 at TOR.
2008-09: Split season between Toronto and the NY Rangers, recording 59 points (28g, 31a) in 81 games... Set new career highs in goals and games played ... Added three points (2g, 1a) in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Rangers ... Began the season with Toronto and recorded 46 points (21g, 25a) in 63 games ... Posted a career-high tying five-game point streak from 10/18-10/28, recording six points (4g, 2a) during that span ... Established a season-high with three points (1g, 2a) on 11/8 vs. MTL ... Posted back-to-back three point games on 12/20 at PIT (1g, 2a) and 12/22 at ATL (3a) ... Acquired by the NY Rangers from Toronto on 3/4 ... Appeared in 18 regular- season games with New York, posting 13 points (7g, 6a) ... Made his Rangers debut on 3/5 at NYI ... Posted a four-game point streak (3g, 2a) from 3/14-3/21 ... Made his Rangers playoff debut on 4/15 at WSH, recording two points (1g, 1a) in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
2007-08: Played 72 games for Toronto, collecting 56 points (26g, 30a) with 92 penalty minutes ... Ranked first on the team in power play goals (12) and game-winning goals (5) ... Ranked second on the Maple Leafs in goals, points and plus/minus rating (plus-10) ... Registered 16 multiple-point games ... Posted a season-high four- game point streak (4g, 4a) from 10/11-10/18 ... Collected two points (1g, 1a), including the game-winning goal and his 200th career NHL point on 10/18 vs. FLA ... Appeared in his 400th career NHL game on 11/29 at ATL ... Scored a natural hat trick on 12/6 at NYR ... Earned three assists and a season-high plus-four rating on 12/14 at ATL ... Scored his 20th goal of the season, for the first time in his career, on 2/16 vs. BOS ... Recorded three points (1g, 2a), including the 100th goal of his career on 2/23 vs. ATL ...Sustained a knee injury on 3/15 vs. BUF, missing four games ... Missed final three regular-season games from 4/1-4/5, due to a knee injury.
2006-07: Recorded 33 points (18g, 15a) in 54 games with the Maple Leafs s ... Collected a season-high three points (2g, 1a) and a plus-four rating on 11/9 at BOS ... Earned two assists, including the 100th of his career on 11/20 vs. NYI ... Missed 28 games due to an ankle injury.
2005-06: Appeared in 57 games with Toronto, recording 31 points (12g, 19a) ... Ranked second on the team in plus/minus rating (plus-13) ... Posted a season-high four-game point streak from 3/28-4/6, collecting seven points (2g, 5a) during that span.
2003-04: Appeared in 62 games with the Maple Leafs, earning 31 points (13g, 18a) ... Recorded two assists in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games ... Returned to the lineup on 12/11 at MIN, after missing 20 games with a shoulder injury ... Recorded his 100th career NHL point with one goal on 12/23 vs. FLA ... Registered a season-high four-game point streak (1g, 5a) from 12/19-12/26.
2002-03: Recorded 45 points (16g, 29a) and a career-high 124 penalty minutes in 72 games with Toronto ... Tied for 15th in the NHL in game-winning goals (six) ... Finished third on the Maple Leafs in plus/ minus rating (plus-11), third in game-winning goals, fourth in goals, fourth in penalty minutes and fifth in points ... Established a career-high with a five-game point streak (2g, 7a) from 1/29-2/8 ... Appeared in his 200th career game on 4/3 vs. MIN ... Appeared in three post- season games with the Leafs
2001-02: Split season between Toronto (NHL) and St. John’s (AHL) ... Recorded two points (1g, 1a) in 11 games with Toronto and 35 points (11g, 24a) in 34 games with St. John’s ... Scored his only goal with Toronto on 10/6 at MTL ... Assigned to St. John’s on 11/5 ... Recorded 13 multiple-point games with St. John’s ... Had season-ending knee surgery on 3/1 and missed the entire post-season.
2000-01: Tallied 17 points (6g, 11a) in 52 games with Toronto ... Registered a season-high three assists/points on 4/7 at OTT.
1999-2000: Recorded 30 points (12g, 18a) in 66 games with the Maple Leafs during his first North American season ... Appeared in two AHL games with St. John’s ... Registered his first career NHL point with one assist in his NHL debut on 10/13 vs. FLA ... Earned his first career multiple-point game (2a) on 10/25 vs. DAL ... Scored his first career goal on 11/15 vs. SJ ... Recorded his first career NHL hat trick on 12/20 at FLA.
EUROPEAN CAREER: Recorded 80 points (28g, 52a) in 116 career games in Russia over four seasons with Ust-Kamenogorsk, Dynamo, Ak-Bars Kazan and Yaroslavl.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Has represented his native Kazakhstan in international competition four times ... Scored one goal in five games at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy ... Appeared in the World Junior Championships in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Toronto in the first round, 10th overall, of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft ... Acquired by the NY Rangers from Toronto for a second round selection (Kenny Ryan) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft on March 4, 2009 ... Signed by the Thrashers as a free agent on July 2, 2009.