|NUMBER:||27||BIRTHDATE:||February 24, 1973 (AGE 41)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Togliatti, Russia|
|WEIGHT:||222||DRAFTED:||NYR / 1991 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (15th overall)|
2012-13: Scored GW goal Jan. 31 vs WPG...Scored a goal and added two assists in his Panthers debut Jan. 19 vs. CAR.
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I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.