Career: Represented Russia at the 2012 IIHF World Championships (10GP-0G-4A-4P, Gold Medal) and 2006 World Junior Championships (6GP-0G-0A-0P, Silver Medal)… Skated in 100th career NHL game on 4/3/12 at PHX... Scored 1st career NHL goal on 2/6/11 at TBL (opposing goalie: D. Ellis)… Made NHL debut w/STL on 11/6/10 at BOS… Won Cup of Russia with Avangard Omsk in 2004.
2013-14: Scored 1st career OTG on 11/20 at CGY... Assisted on N. Foligno's GTG in 3rd period (11:54 mark) of come-from-behind 3-2 SOW at NYI on 10/5.
2012-13: Tied career-high with 3-game point streak (0G-3A-3P) from 3/28-3/31... Registered 1st career fighting major on 3/1 at CHI (opponent: D. Carcillo)... Matched career high with +3 rating on 2/11 vs. SJS... Set a career high with 7 SOG on 2/7 vs. CGY... Recorded 33GP-2G-12A-14P with Avangard Omsk (KHL) during work stoppage.
Personal: Didn't begin playing hockey until the age of 11... Nickname is ‘Nicky’… Favorite sport aside from hockey: soccer... Avid pool player.