|NUMBER:||79||BIRTHDATE:||December 20, 1978 (AGE 35)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Voskresensk, Russia|
|WEIGHT:||201||DRAFTED:||MTL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||6th (162nd overall)|
Led the team in Nov. in assists (11), points (12, tied with P.K. Subban) and ice time per game (25:41)… Ranked tied for 2nd among NHL defensemen in Nov. in assists (11) and tied for 3rd in points (12)… Obtained 2 assists and 5 blocked shots on Dec. 31 at CAR… Recorded 2 goals (including the game winner) and a +2 differential on Jan. 11 vs. CHI… Led the team in Jan. in average time on ice per game (24:27)… Suited up for Russia at the Olympic Games in Sochi… Led the team in Feb. with 5 assists… Tied a personal-high with 3 assists on Nov. 1 at MIN, on Nov. 27 at BUF and on March 1 vs. TOR… Had a 5-game assist streak (Feb. 6 to March 1), posting a 0-7-7 record… Led the team in March in time on ice per game (25:12) and blocked shots (36)… Produced 1 goal and a +3 differential on April 4 at OTT… Led the team in April in ice time per game (26:11)…
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.