Career: Has represented Russia at several IIHF tournaments - World Championships (2010: 9GP-1G-2A-3P, Silver Medal), World Junior Championships [(2007: 6GP-2G-1A-3P, Silver Medal; (2008, 7GP-1G-3A-4P, Bronze Medal)], World U18 Championships (2006, 6GP-3G-2A-5P)... Recorded 1G-2A-3P at 2009 AHL All-Star Classic (Team PlanetUSA)... Made NHL debut (w/NYR) on 2/3/09 vs. ATL... Scored 1st career NHL goal on 10/11/09 vs. ANA.
2012-13: Currently T-5th in the NHL in shootout goals (4)... Scored a goal in his CBJ debut on 1/19/13 at NSH… Skated with hometown Yaroslavl Lokomotiv (KHL) during work stoppage, recording 12G-18A-30P in 36GP.
2011-12: Played in the 200th game of his career on 12/30/11 at FLA… Finished 4th on NYR in playoff scoring (20GP-3G-7A-10P), helping team reach Eastern Conf. Final.
Personal: Nickname is ‘Artie’… Favorite players growing up were Pavel Bure, Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Slava Fetisov… Cites playing in 2012 Winter Classic as the highlight of his NHL career.