|BIRTHPLACE:||Nizhny Tagil, RUS|
|DRAFTED:||NSH: 2004-15 overall|
* Has eight points (5g-3a) in nine career playoff games.
* Tied for the team lead in points through four games (2g-2a).
* Had points in three consecutive game from Game Two to Game Four (1g-3a)..
* Notched the third multi-point game of his playoff career in Game Three (1g-1a). His goal was the Predators first of five in the win.
* Scored his fourth career playoff goal in Game Two.
* Set a franchise playoff record for shots in a period with four in the first period of Game Two. Also tied for the team lead in shots on goal in the game with five.
CAREER NOTES: Winner of the KHL’s 2010 “Golden Hockey Stick” as most valuable player of the regular season… Named a 2009-10 first-team KHL All-Star… Finished the 2009-10 KHL regular season tied for second in assists (39), second in plus/minus (+44), fifth in points (63) and tied for ninth in goals (27)… Led Salavat Yulaev Ufa to its second consecutive Kontinental Hockey League regular season title in 2009-10… Paced Ufa in points and assists, and tied for the team lead in goals… Participated in the 2010 KHL All-Star Game… Named KHL Player of the Month for March 2010… Led the 2010 KHL Playoffs in points (19), assists (11) and plus/minus rating (+7), in addition to tying for second in goals (8), despite bowing out in the conference finals… Represented Russia in the 2010 Olympics, posting two points (1g-1a) while playing in all four of the nation’s contests… Played 10 games for Russia in the 2009-10 European Hockey Tour… Ranked third on 2008-09 regular-season champion Ufa squad, and 13th in the League, in both points (48) and goals (22)… Finished third on Ufa, and tied for eighth in the KHL, in plus/minus rating (+26)… Also led the team in penalty minutes (92), and ranked third on Salavat Yulaev in assists (26)… Scored on a penalty shot and posted an assist for Team Jagr at the 2009 KHL All-Star Game… Tied for second on Ufa in points (1g-4a) during 2009 Champions League play… Also ranked second on the club in assists (4) and tied for ninth overall in six Champions League games… Scored the game-winning goal for Russia in the Gold Medal Game at the 2009 World Championships in Switzerland… Tied for seventh at the World Championships and ranked second on Russia in scoring (4g-6a-10pts)… Also tied for ninth in the tournament and ranked second on the Russian Team in both goals and assists… Established NHL career highs in games played (81), goals (26), assists (32) and points (58), finishing third on the Predators in goals and points in 2007-08… Was one of just two Predators to appear in a team-high 81 games in 2007-08, and finished third in the NHL among second-year players in goal scoring…Tied a franchise record with goals in six consecutive contests Jan. 21 – Feb. 2, 2008 (7g)… Tied for the team lead in both goals (2) and points (4), appearing in all six of the club’s postseason games in 2008… Won a gold medal while representing Russia at the 2008 World Championships… Established single-season franchise records for goals (18) and points (18g-19a-37pts) by a Nashville rookie in 2006-07… Also led Nashville, ranked second among league rookies and ranked fifth in the NHL with an 18.8% shooting percentage in 2006-07… Ranked among 2006-07 rookie leaders in several other categories, including: game-winning goals (tied for fourth, 4), goals (seventh), power-play goals (tied for eighth, 5), points (ninth) and assists (tied for 10th)… Scored a goal in the 2007 NHL YoungStars Game on Jan. 24, 2006 in Dallas… Scored his first NHL goal in his second NHL game on Oct. 26 vs. San Jose… Opened the 2006-07 season with Milwaukee (AHL), and posted 18 points (6g-12a) in 10 AHL games… Won a bronze medal with tournament-host Russia at the 2007 World Championships... Ranked second on the club in goals (3) and tied for second in points (3g-1a) for Nashville during the 2008 playoffs… Had his number retired by Quebec (QMJHL) on Nov. 28, 2007… Finished the 2005-06 season as the top scorer (61g-91a-152pts) in the QMJHL and the entire CHL… Received the QMJHL’s Jean-Beliveau Trophy (top scorer), the Telus Trophy (offensive player of the year), the Michel-Briere Trophy as the League’s Most Valuable Player and was named the Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year. He was also named a First-Team QMJHL All-Star and a First Team Canadian Major Junior All-Star… Led the QMJHL in assists and shorthanded goals (10) in 2005-06, finished second in goals and tied for second with a +53 rating… Posted the second-longest point-scoring streak (45g-75a-120pts in 50gp) in league history from Oct. 26, 2005-March 17, 2006… Led the CHL in scoring in the 2006 playoffs (21g-34a-55pts in 23gp)… Won the 2006 Memorial Cup with Quebec and was awarded the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Was also selected to the tournament’s all-star team… Earned a silver medal with Russia at the 2006 World Junior Championships… Finished third on the Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) in goals (32), assists (43) and points (75) in his first North American season (2004-05) and was named to the 2004-05 QMJHL All-Rookie Team… Also led Quebec in playoff goals (6) and tied for the team lead in playoff points (6g-5a-11pts) in 2005… Tied for first among QMJHL rookies in 2004-05 in goals and also ranked among rookie leaders in: assists (third), points (third) and power-play goals (tied for second with 10)… Won a silver medal with Russia at the 2005 World Junior Championships… Won a gold medal with Russia at the 2004 U-18 World Championships, ranking third on his team with seven points (2g-5a)… Coached by and lived with Hockey Hall-of-Famer Patrick Roy while playing for the QMJHL’s Quebec Remparts.