Goaltender who have debuted in the NHL using the Washington Capitals in 2008 and helped the Russian country wide team win yellow metal in the 2012 Globe Championships; traded towards the Colorado Avalanche in July, 2011 and got his breakout yr for the group through the 2013-14 time of year. He took sterling silver in the 2006 and 2007 Globe Junior Championships. He was drafted 23rd general from the Washington Capitals in 2006; five years later on, the Capitals exchanged him away in trade for the Avalanche’s 1st round choose in 2012. He was raised in Kuybyshev, Russia. He performed alongside NHL All-Star and Olympic metallic medalist Sergei Fedorov within the Washington Capitals.