|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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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.