|International Played for the Soviet National Junior Team before the break-up of the Soviet Union and later became the star of the Belarus National Team ... In 1996, he was named the best forward and an All-Star at the World Championships (Pool B) and also made the All-Star Team in 1997 (Pool B) ... Played for the Belarus National Team at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
Career Began his hockey career with Dynamo Minsk of the Soviet League ... Joined Dynamo Moscow before the 1990-91 season ... Played two years with Dynamo Moscow and won the national title both years ... Chicago's 13th choice, 220th overall, in 1991 NHL Entry Draft ... Joined the Blackhawks organization in 1992 ... Played one game for the Blackhawks and spent most of the time with their farm club in Indianapolis ... Scored 26 goals and had 25 assists for 51 points in 66 games in his first season with Indianapolis ... Left North America after the 1993-94 season and joined the Finnish club HPK Hameenlinna in 1994-95.