|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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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.