Weight: 217 lbs
Birthday: April 26, 1986
Hometown: Togliatti, Russia
Draft Team: Montreal
Draft Year: 2004
Cap Hit: $4,100,000
HW Prospect Rankings: 20th (2005), 8th (2008), 8th (2009), 13th (2010)
Strengths: A very physical blueliner who skates well for his size. His shot is
also an impressive weapon.
Weaknesses: Discipline has long been a concern with him; he often takes himself out of the play to make the big hit. Despite his offensive tools, he has yet to have a big impact in that element.
Projected Role: Top four defenceman
Last updated: October 2014