- Status: Unrestricted Free Agent (Group III)
- Height: 6'2
- Weight: 221 lbs.
- Shoots: L
- Experience: 13 years
- Birthdate: Jul 19, 1983
- Birthplace: Izhevsk, RUS
- Drafted: Drafted by NY Rangers in 2001 (2/40).
|Has an ideal body for the defense position and owns good hockey sense. Can play a shutdown role and also kill penalties. Is quite savvy and a good shot-blocking D-man.|
|Has mental lapses from time to time, which can hinder his ability to excel in all game situations. Does not use his 6-2 frame enough to gain an edge on opposing forwards.|
Career Honors & Awards
|Canadian Hockey League||All-Rookie Team||2001-02|
|OHL||First All-Rookie Team||2001-02|
|OHL||Third All-Star Team||2001-02|