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Position: Defence
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’2
Weight: 217 lbs
Birthday: April 26, 1986
Hometown: Togliatti, Russia
Acquired: Drafted
Draft Team: Montreal
Draft Year: 2004
Round/Overall: 3rd/84th
Cap Hit: $4,100,000
HW Prospect Rankings: 20th (2005), 8th (2008), 8th (2009), 13th (2010)

Scouting Report

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

Player Statistics

Last updated: October 2014