|International Played on a line with Sergei Fedorov and Alexander Mogilny on the gold medal-winning Soviet team at the 1989 World Junior Championship ... Selected as the tournament's Best Forward ... Won a silver medal at the 1990 and 1991 World Junior Championships ... Was a member of Soviet gold medal-winning team at the 1990 World Championship ... Bronze medal in 1991 ... Didn't play at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey due an injury he sustained five days prior to the first game of the tournament ... Starred at 1998 Olympics, winning silver medal with the Russian team ... Scored five goals in the semi-final game versus Finland and led the Olympics with nine goals ... Named the Best Forward of the tournament ? Member of 2000 World Championship team ? Won bronze medal at the 2002 Olympics.
Career Vancouver's fourth choice, 113th overall, in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft ... Later ruled ineligible for the draft, then reinstated as Canucks property ... Nicknamed "the Russian Rocket" ... Became a regular with the Red Army team at age 17 ... Made his NHL debut on November 5, 1991 ... NHL Rookie of the Month for March/April 1992... Set Canucks club record for goals by a rookie (34) ... First Canuck to win a major post-season award when he won the Calder Trophy ... Became first Canuck to top 50 goals, 100 points in a season in 1992-93 when had 60 goals and 110 points ... Second 60-goal season in 1993-94 made him the eighth player in NHL history to score 60 goals or more twice ... Sixth-fastest player in NHL history to reach 100 career goals ... Set team record, and tied Brett Hull for NHL lead, with 25 power-play goals ... Voted Canucks Most Exciting Player for the fourth year in a row in 1994-95 ... In 1995-96, a torn anterior cruciate ligament 15 games into the season sidelined him for the rest of the campaign ... Led the Vancouver Canucks in scoring in 1997-98, with 51 goals and 39 assists for 90 points in 82 games ? Traded to the Florida Panthers prior to the 1998-99 season but played only 11 games ? Won Maurice "Rocket" Richard trophy for most goals in the NHL as a member of the Panthers in 2000 and 2001 ? Traded to the New York Rangers partway through the 2001-02 season ? played only 39 goals for Rangers in 2002-03 because of knee injury.