2009-10 SEASON: Tallied 16 points (7g, 9a) in 55 games with HK Atlant of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia … Led team defensemen in goals … Ranked third among team defensemen in points and assists … Tied for the lead among defensemen with four power play goals and led all blueliners with 88 shots on goal … Ranked fourth overall on the team with 19:31 of ice time per game.
EUROPEAN CAREER: Recorded 20 points (7g, 13a) in 90 career games with HK Atlant of the KHL from 2008 to 2010 … Appeared in 110 career games with Salavat Yulaev Ufa and Ak Bars Kazan of the former Russian Super League from 2003 to 2008 … 2008-09: Tallied four assists in 35 games with HK Atlant during his first season in the KHL … Ranked second among team defensemen with 65 penalty minutes … Added five points (2g, 3a) in seven post-season games … Led all defensemen in post-season points and assists and tied for the lead in goals … Ranked fourth among team blueliners with 19:19 of ice time during the playoffs … 2007-08: Recorded seven points (4g, 3a) in 39 games with Ak Bars Kazan of the former Russian Super League … Ranked sixth on the team and fourth among defensemen with 86 penalty minutes … 2006-07: Appeared in 20 games with Ak Bars Kazan, recording 32 penalty minutes … 2005-06: Recorded 12 points (2g, 10a) in 40 games during his first season with Ak Bars Kazan … 2004-05: Recorded six points (2g, 4a) in 28 games with Salavat Yulaev Ufa’s Second Division team and appeared in five games with the Super League squad … 2003-04: Made his Russian Super League debut, recording one assist in six games with Salavat Yulaev Ufa.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Represented Russia in international competition four times, including winning the Silver Medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2006 and 2007 … Participated in the World Under-18 Championship and the Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.
PERSONAL: Lists scoring his first professional goal in Russia as his favorite hockey memory ... Enjoys playing ping pong and beach volleyball ... Lists his dad as his hero.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Thrashers in the sixth round, 187th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.