|International Has played regularly for the Kazakhstan National Team since 1994 ... Named the Best Goaltender of the World Championship four times: in 1994 (Pool C), 1995 (Pool C), 1996 (Pool C) and 1997 (Pool B) ... Voted to the All-Star Team in 1995 (Pool C) and 1996 (Pool C) ... Participated at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano.
Career New York Rangers' 11th choice, 209th overall, in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft ... Began his career in Ust-Kamenogorsk ... Played for Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk in 1993-94 ... Was invited to CSKA Moscow and played three seasons there ... Joined Torpedo Yaroslavl before the 1997-98 season ... Before the break-up of the Soviet Union, played regularly for the Soviet junior teams of all ages.