Defenseman who also made his NHL debut in 2011 using the Montreal Canadiens and played internationally for Russia. He performed for HC Lada Togliatti in the Russian Superleague. He performed for Ak Pubs Kazan in the Russian Superleague. He was created in Tolyatti, which at that time was area of the Soviet Union. He became a member of left winger Maximum Pacioretty within the Canadiens in 2011.