|DRAFTED:||NYI: 2008-73 overall|
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the third round (73rd overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Draft.
LAST SEASON: Scored 20 points (12g/8a) in 47 games with Kazan Ak-Bars during his fourth full season in the Kontinental Hockey League...Tied for third on the team in goals...Posted a career-high plus-7 rating...Led the team with five game-winning goals...Added five points (4g/1a) in 18 KHL Playoff games.
2011-12: Established career highs in goals (16), assists (13) and points (29) in 52 games with Kazan (KHL)...Finished second on the team in goals and fourth in points...Scored three game-winning goals and six power-play goals...Added five points (3g/2a) in 12 playoff games.
2010-11: Scored 19 points (8g/11a) in 47 games during his first season with Yugra of the KHL...Added four points (2g/2a) in six KHL playoff games...Began his fifth season with Kazan, playing in two games before being traded to Yugra in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2011 KHL Draft.
2009-10: Appeared in eight games with Kazan, recording four penalty minutes...Led Russia’s World Junior Championships team with 10 points (4g/6a) and a plus-7 rating in six games at the 2010 WJC (Saskatoon & Regina).
2008-09: Skated in six games with Kazan, netting one goal...Represented Russia at the 2009 WJC (Ottawa), skating in seven games.
2007-08: Played for Kazan in the Russian Senior League...Scored 10 points (4g/6a) in 47 games...Named the Top Forward and to the All-Star team at the 2008 Under-18 WJC (Kazan) after scoring seven points (5g/2a) in six games for Russia.
2006-07: Represented Russia at the 2007 Under-18 WJC (Tampere & Rauma), playing in all seven games and totaling three points (0g/3a).