|NUMBER:||13||BIRTHDATE:||July 20, 1978 (AGE 36)|
|HEIGHT:||5' 11"||BIRTHPLACE:||Sverdlovsk, Russia|
|WEIGHT:||198||DRAFTED:||DET / 1998 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||6th (171st overall)|
|Frank J. Selke Trophy||2007-2008 / 2008-2009 / 2009-2010|
|Lady Byng Memorial Trophy||2005-2006 / 2006-2007 / 2007-2008 / 2008-2009|
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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.