|NUMBER:||74||BIRTHDATE:||March 20, 1987|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Novopolotsk, Belarus|
|WEIGHT:||196||DRAFTED:||MTL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||7th (200th overall)|
Tied for fourth on the team in assists (12).
Eleven of his 15 points came at Bridgestone Arena.
Recorded his 100th career assist on Shea Weber’s first goal of the season on Feb. 16 vs. Anaheim.
Notched his first career shootout goal - which proved to be the game decider - on Jan. 31 at Los Angeles.
Played with Avangard Omsk of the KHL during the NHL work stoppage, posting 27 points (9g-18a) in 26 games. He was selected to the KHL All-Star Game, but departed for North America before participating.
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