|International Won a gold medal with Team Russia at the 1996 European Junior Championship ? Member of the 1997 European Junior Championship and led his team in points with seven in six games ? Won a silver medal at the 1998 World Junior Championship ? Won a gold medal at the 1999 World Junior Championship, tied for the team lead in points with eight and named Best Forward ? Member of the 1999 and 2000 World Championship teams ? Won a bronze medal at the 2002 Olympics and tied for the team lead in points with Sergei Fedorov, Alexei Kovalev and Vladimir Malakhov ? Won a silver medal at the 2002 World Championship ? Member of Team Russia at both the World Championships and the World Cup of Hockey in 2004.
Career Drafted 69th overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres ? Made his debut with the Sabres playing 65 games during the 1999-2000 season scoring 16 goals and adding 18 assists ? Scored a career high 21 goals with the Buffalo Sabres during the 2001-02 season ? Played only 35 games in 2002-03 due to injury ? Returned to a full season in 2003-04 rebounding with seven goals.