Missed 79 games due to injury (10/9-3/26, 4/2-4/11) ... Re-assigned to Hershey (AHL)
for conditioning purposes (3/27) ... Earned three assists in three games with the Bears
2013-14: Recorded an assist vs. CHI (4/11) ... Earned an assist at STL (4/8) ... Recorded
his first career two-goal game vs. PHI (3/2) ... Played in his 100th NHL/Capitals game
at BOS (3/1) ... Tallied an assist at FLA (2/27) ... Registered an assist at CBJ (1/30) ...
Earned an assist and was (+3) at BUF (1/28) ... Tallied an assist at PIT (1/15) ... Earned
an assist at TB (1/9) ... Led Washington in ice time (23:39) vs. CAR (1/2) ... Registered
an assist vs. NYR (12/27) ... Led WSH with five hits at CAR (12/20) ... Scored his first
goal of the season vs. PHI (12/15) ... Made his season debut at NYI (11/30) ... Registered
nine points (3g, 6a) in 11 games with Hershey (AHL). 2012-13: Registered 17 points (3g,
14a) in 31 games with Hershey (AHL) ... Recorded first assist of the season on 3/22 at
WPG ... Made season debut on 3/19 at PIT. 2011-12: Finished rookie campaign ranked
4th among first-year defensemen in points ... Scored 1st-career road goal on 3/13 at NYI
... Recorded 2 assists on 3/10 at BOS; recorded 1st multi-point game of his NHL career ...
Collected a 3-game point streak (0g-4a) from 3/6-10 ... Tallied an assist on GWG on 3/8
vs. TB ... Assisted on GWG on 2/25 at TOR ... Assisted on GWG on 2/17 at FLA ... Scored
a goal with 0.9 seconds remaining in the 2nd period on 2/13 vs. SJ ... Skated 23:54 on
Feb. 9 vs. WPG ... Assisted on GWG on 1/18 at MTL ... Scored his 1st career NHL goal,
the GWG, on 1/15 vs. CAR ... Collected an assist on 12/31 at CBJ ... Skated 19:32 on
12/15 at WPG ... Recorded his 3rd assist of the season on 12/5 at FLA ... Recorded
an assist on 11/25 vs. NYR for his 1st point streak (2 games) ... Collected his 1st NHL
point, an assist, on 11/23 vs. WPG ... Made his NHL debut and registered 11:56 time on
ice on 11/21 vs. PHX ... Recalled to WSH on 11/20 ... In 15 games with Hershey (AHL),
recorded 9 points (4g-5a). 2010-11: Made his North American debut with Hershey of the
AHL, appearing in 19 games and recording two goals and seven assists ... Added one
assist in six postseason games with Hershey.
2010-11: Set KHL career highs in games played (45) and assists (10) with Novokuznetsk.
2009-10: Second among defensemen on his KHL team in goals (4) ... Recorded 13
points in seven games in the Russian Junior League ... Led his Russian Junior team
defensemen in goals (7) despite playing in just seven games.
Has represented Russia in the World Hockey Challenge (2008), the World Championship
(2014) and the World Junior Championship (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011). 2014: Won a
gold medal with Russia at the IIHF World Championship ... Earned one assist in three
games at the tournament. 2011: Led Russia to a gold medal as an assistant captain
while collecting the most assists by a tournament defenseman and earning a spot on
the tournament all-star team during the 2011 World Junior Championships. 2010: T-4th
on the team and t-1st among defensemen in points (4) during the 2010 World Junior
Championship. 2009: Helped Russia earn a silver medal and was named one of his
team’s top three players during the 2009 World Junior Championship ... Finished 2nd
among Russian defensemen in points at the 2009 World Championship (4). 2008: Won
a silver medal with Russia during the 2008 U-18 World Junior Championship ... Tied for
the lead among defensemen in scoring at the 2008 U-17 World Hockey Championship
collecting nine points (2g-7a) in five games .
Selected by Washington in the second round, 55th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft.
Lists playing tennis and vacationing on the beach as his favorite off-season activities
... Favorite sports other than hockey are rugby, tennis and soccer ... Favorite athlete is
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) ... Favorite food is Borscht ... Lists his favorite hockey memory
as winning the gold medal during the 2011 World Junior Championships ... His favroite
memory at Verizon Center is his first NHL game.