ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the third round (65th overall) of the 2010 National Hockey League Draft.
LAST SEASON: Was a member of the Memorial Cup winning Shawinigan Cataractes during his third season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League...Established junior career highs in goals (21), assists (34), points (55) and plus-minus rating (+32)...Finished fifth on the team in points and third in assists and plus-minus rating...Added 13 points (4g/9a) in 11 QMJHL Playoff games and five points (1g/4a) in six games during the Memorial Cup.
2010-11: Scored 28 points (11g/17a) with a plus-10 rating in 37 games during his second QMJHL season and his first with the Lewiston MAINEiacs...Co-led Lewiston with 20 points (8g/12a) in 15 playoff games as the team advanced to the President’s Cup semi-finals…Had eight multi-point games in the regular season and six in the postseason…Had a 12-game point streak in the final 12 games of the playoffs (7g/12a)…Was traded from the Moncton Wildcats to Lewiston after the first two games of the season.
2009-10: Posted 23 points (10g/13a) in 22 games with Moncton in his first North American Junior season...Missed the first month of the season while with Moncton...Drafted by Moncton in the 2009 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft...Also missed three months due to surgery on a broken wrist...Left the Wildcats during the playoffs to return to Russia to play in the Under-18 World Junior Championships.
2008-09: Skated in six regular season games and four playoff games with Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia...Also played in several international tournaments with Team Russia, including the Under-18 WJC, the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the 5 Nations Under-18 Tournament.