|NUMBER:||14||BIRTHDATE:||October 27, 1978|
|HEIGHT:||5' 8"||BIRTHPLACE:||Moscow, Russia|
|WEIGHT:||188||DRAFTED:||BOS / 1997 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (8th overall)|
|Calder Memorial Trophy||1997-1998|
Second on the team in assists this season (27)...Tied for third in points (40)...Tallied a pair of assists Apr. 6 at WSH...Notched an assist Apr. 2 vs. PIT...Recorded two points in three consecutive games (1-5-6) Mar. 15-19...Notched a pair of assists Mar. 19 vs. NYI...Tallied a goal and an assist Mar. 17 vs. TOR...Recorded two assists Mar. 15 vs. PHI...Notched an assist Mar. 8 vs. CHi...Tallied a goal and an assist Mar. 5 at ATL...Recorded first point (goal) as a Panther Mar. 5 at ATL...Made his Panthers debut Mar. 1 at CAR, registering 18:45 of ice time with two shots...Acquired via trade with CAR on Feb. 28...Tallied ten goals and 16 assists with 12 PIM in 58 games with Carolina this season.
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.