Experienced and speedy NHL winger who debuted using the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2013. He was playing for CSKA Moscow from the Russian Continental Hockey Little league when the Lightning chosen him 58th general in the 2011 NHL Draft. On November 25, 2013, he became the seventh participant in Lightning background to score an objective in his 1st NHL game. The target arrived on his 1st shot and on his 1st shift. He was created in Maykop, Russia. He and linemate Tyler Johnson led the Lightning in aids through the 2014-15 season.