USSR Rookie of the Year (1990)
Traded to Buffalo by Detroit with Detroit's 1st round choice (later traded to Columbus, later traded to Atlanta Atlanta selected Jim Slater) in 2002 Entry Draft for Dominik Hasek, July 1, 2001. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to Achilles tendon injury vs. Columbus, December 31, 2001. Traded to Atlanta by Buffalo with Buffalo's 2nd round choice (later traded to Columbus Columbus selected Joakim Lindstrom) in 2003 Entry Draft for Atlanta's 2nd round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Jeff Deslauriers) in 2003 Entry Draft and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Buffalo selected John Adams) in 2003 Entry Draft, June 22, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Voskresensk (Russia), September 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), February 17, 2005. Signed as a free agent by CSKA Moscow (KHL), September 29, 2010.
It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy. Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.
— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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