Signed by the Islanders as a free agent to a four-year deal on July 2, 2014.
Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2004 National Hockey League Draft. Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2010 Draft and the rights to Greg Pateryn on July 3, 2008. Agreed to a three-year deal with Toronto on September 16, 2009. Agreed to a five-year extension with Toronto on June 3, 2012. Signed by CSK Moscow during the NHL work stoppage on September 25, 2012. Placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a compliance buyout on July 4, 2013. Agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Capitals on August 23, 2013.
Scored 35 points (13g/22a) in 58 games during his first season with the Washington Capitals and eighth North American campaign...Finished third on the team with a plus-6 rating...Missed 22 games due to injury (Jan. 25 - Feb. 8, Mar. 1-29)...Tied for third on the team in points per game (0.60)...Recorded his first career hat trick (3g/1a) in his Capitals debut on Oct. 1 at Chicago...Had a three-assist game on Nov. 1 at Philadelphia...Scored his 100th NHL goal on Nov. 12 vs. Columbus...Scored on a penalty shot on Dec. 8 at NY Rangers...Missed two games due to illness on Nov. 15 and 17.
2012-13: Scored 16 points (9g/7a) in 48 games during his fifth season in Toronto...Had goals in three-straight games (3g/2a) from Jan. 23-26...Scored the game-winner and was named First Star on Feb. 25 at Philadelphia...Collected a point in three consecutive games (2g/1a) from Mar. 21-25...Played 29 games for CSKA Moscow (KHL) during the NHL work stoppage, collecting 24 points (12g/12a)...Was selected to play in the KHL All-Star Game (did not play). 2011-12: Played 74 games with Toronto, collecting 51 points (23g/28a) with 51 penalty minutes...Finished third on Maple Leafs in goals and points...Scored five power-play goals and two game winners...Had a four-game point streak (2g/4a) from Oct. 29 - Nov. 3)...Missed a game on Dec. 5 at NY Rangers due to the birth of his son Jaeger...Scored a goal and collected his 100th NHL assist on Jan. 13 at Buffalo...Tied a career high with four points (1g/3a) on Jan. 24 at NY Islanders...Named the NHL’s First Star of the Week on Jan. 30 with five points (1g/4a) in two games...Registered a career-high (tie) six-game point streak (3g/9a) from Jan. 23 - Feb. 6...Played his 300th career NHL game on Feb. 23 vs. San Jose...Had a five-game point streak (3g/4a) from Feb. 29 - Mar. 7...Collected his 200th career NHL point with a goal on Mar. 29 vs. Philadelphia. 2010-11: Established career highs for games played (81), goals (29), assists (29), points (58), powerplay goals (10), game-winning goals (4), shots (239) and plus-minus (+14) during his third season with Toronto...Led his team in plus-minus, tied for first in overtime goals (1), second in power-play goals and shots, third in goals and points and tied for third in game-winning goals...Scored his 100th career NHL point on Nov. 6 vs. Buffalo...Registered a career-high (tie) six-game point streak (5g/2a) from Dec. 14-28...Missed a game on Dec. 30 vs. Columbus due to birth of daughter Leeliah...Played in his 200th career NHL game on Jan. 1 at Ottawa...Collected a season-high three points (2g/1a) on Jan. 7 at Atlanta. 2009-10: Played 59 games with Toronto, collecting 35 points (10g/25a) with 10 penalty minutes during his second season with the club...Tied for first on team in short-handed goals (1), tied for second in game-winning goals (3) and ranked third in plus-minus (+3)...Collected a career-high (tie) three assists on Oct. 31 at MontreaI...Registered a career-high (tie) six-game point streak (3g/4a) from Dec. 3-12. 2008-09: Scored 48 points (20g/28a) with 92 penalty minutes in 78 games during his first season in Toronto...Ranked third among NHL rookies in assists and points...Led the team in shooting percentage (16.1%), tied for second in penalty minutes with a career high and finished second on the club in power-play goals (6)...Registered a season-high, four-game goal streak (6g/2a) From Nov. 2-8 amid a season-high, six-game point streak (7g/3a) from Nov. 2-13...Collected a career- high (tie) four points (1g/3a) on Mar. 21at Montreal...Played in his 100th career NHL game on Apr. 1 vs. Philadelphia. 2007-08: Played 24 games during his second season with Montreal, scoring nine points (3g/6a) with eight penalty minutes...Scored his first NHL point/assist on Oct. 20 vs. Buffalo...Scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 22 vs. Boston (Manny Fernandez)...Played 12 games for the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League, collecting 20 points (8g/12a)...Earned First Star honors in five consecutive games with Hamilton, collecting 16 points (6g/10a), including three game-winning goals from Feb. 15-20...Named AHL Player of the Week for period ending Feb. 17. 2006-07: Played in his first three NHL games during his first season in North America with Montreal...Made his NHL debut on Jan. 6 vs. NY Rangers...Played 66 games for Hamilton (AHL), collecting 54 points (17g/37a) with 34 penalty minutes... Won the Calder Cup with Hamilton, scoring 11 points (4g/7a) in 20 AHL playoff games. 2005-06: Ranked third on Moscow Dynamo in goals (10), assists (17) and points (27). 2004-05: Ranked first on Nizhnekamsk of the Russian Hockey League in goals (16), assists (20) and points (36) in 60 games played.
2013: Made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, recording two assists in seven games as Toronto fell to Boston in round one.
Named to Belarus for 2010 Olympic Winter Games, but did not participate due to injury...Represented Belarus at nine World Championships (2014 - Minsk; 2012 - Helsinki/Stockholm; 2010 - Germany; 2009 - Switzerland; 2008 - Quebec City/Halifax; 2006 - Latvia; 2005 - Vienna; 2004 - Norway (D1);), two World Junior Championships (2004 - France; 2003 - Halifax/Sydney; 2002 - Czech Republic) and one World Under-18 Junior Championship (2002 - Slovakia)...Served as team captain in 2011 and alternate captain in 2012 and 2014...Named a top-three player on the team in 2009, 2011 and 2014...Was the 2009 and 2011 Belarus Player of the Year.