Russian import with good size and skating ability. A calm and poised puck carrier who has four direction mobility along with skill and size. Solid skater who is able to stay with the smaller fleet elusive opposing forwards. Will outmuscle attackers for pucks in the low defensive zone. A very good stretch passer, and an excellent puck distributer all around on the attack. Knows where the puck should be going a gets it there crisply. On the power play, he can walk the blue line and open passing lanes. A deceptive attacker who will use the slap pass to disguise his offensive intentions. First round talent.