|Hometown :||Chelyabinsk, Russia|
|Date of Birth :||01/15/1990|
2011-12 Season: Tallied eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points in 54 games for the Los Angeles Kings...Made NHL debut against the St. Louis Blues on October 18 and registered a plus-2 rating...Recorded his first three NHL points, two goals and an assist, including the game-winning goal against the Dallas Stars on October 27...Finished fourth on the Kings with a plus-12 rating...Tied for second among Kings defensemen with eight goals and finished third in the NHL among rookie defensemen with 20 points...Played in all 20 games of the Kings 2012 Stanley Cup Championship run...Collected three points (1-2=3) and four penalty minutes in the playoffs...Scored his first NHL playoff goal against the Blues on April 28...Appeared in 15 games for the Monarchs...Collected four points (2-2=4) and four penalty minutes in Manchester.
Career Highlights: Recorded 51 points (15-36=51) in 76 games with the Monarchs for the 2010-11 season...Set career-highs in goals (15), assists (36), points (51) and plus/minus (plus-21)...Led Monarchs defesemen in goals (15), assists (31), points (56), power play goals (7), plus/minus (plus-21) and shots on goal (189) during the 2010-11 season...Finished seventh in scoring amongst American Hockey League defensemen for the 2010-11 season...Represented the Monarchs as a member of the Eastern Conference in the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross January 30-31, 2011 and tallied an assist in the game...Led Manchester in games played (79) and club defensemen with 134 shots in the 2009-10 season…Ranked second among Monarchs defensemen in points (29) and assists (19) for the 2009-10 season…Played in nine games of the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs, scoring the series-clinching goal in overtime against Worcester on May 7, 2010...Represented PlanetUSA at the 2010 Time Warner Cable AHL All-Star Classic January 18-19, 2010…Recorded an assist in the 2010 Time Warner Cable AHL All-Star game on January 19, 2010...Made his professional debut against the Portland Pirates on October 11, 2008…Registered his first professional point, an assist, in his debut...Scored his first professional goal against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on October 24, 2008...Recorded 23 points (8-15=23) and 46 penalty minutes in 61 games with Manchester during the 2008-09 season…His eight goals, 15 assists and 23 points all tied for first among Manchester defensemen and tied for second among Manchester rookies…His three power play goals tied for first among Manchester defensemen and rookies…Recorded four points (1-3=4) and 32 penalty minutes in 67 games with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Russian Hockey League over two seasons (2006-08).
International: Earned a bronze medal with Team Russia at the 2009 World Junior Championships, recording four points (1-3=4) and zero penalty minutes in seven games…Was an alternate captain for the team...Won his second straight bronze medal at the WJC…Member of Team Russia at the 2008 World Junior Championships held in the Czech Republic…Recorded one point (0-1=1) in seven games, helping Team Russia win the bronze medal…Represented Team Russia at the 2008 Under-18 World Championships held in Russia…Recorded five points (1-4=5) and two penalty minutes in six games, helping Team Russia win the silver medal…His five points tied for the team lead among defensemen…Represented Russia at both the World Junior Championship in 2007 and the 2007 Under-18 World Championships…Collected one goal in six games at the World Junior Championship and recorded five points (1-4=5) and two penalty minutes in seven games at the Under-18 World Championships.
Transactions: Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the second-round (32nd overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft…Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings on August 27, 2008.