2007-08: Appeared in first game since March 1 at Anaheim on March 28 and was a plus-1…Activated from Injured Reserve on Feb. 25…Placed on IR Feb. 17 (lower back)…Activated from IR on Feb. 6…Place on IR Jan. 29 (viral infection)…Posted an assist vs. Dallas on Jan. 17…Activated from IR on Jan. 13 and played at
Anaheim…Placed on IR on Dec. 14 (finger)…Posted an assist at Colorado on Dec. 3…Scored PP goal Oct. 26 at Detroit…Made his first San Jose appearance Oct. 22 at Calgary and was plus-1…Activated from IR on Oct. 17 (back)…Placed on IR on Oct. 2 (back)…Playoffs: Made Sharks postseason debut in Game 1 of the WCQF vs. Calgary on April 9.
2006-07: Five assists were the second most for a single season in his career. Tied a single game career high for points with two assists on March 3 vs. Tampa Bay. Registered a career-best plus-3 plus/minus rating on Feb. 27 vs. Washington. Recalled from Rochester on Feb. 12 and spent the rest of the season with Florida. Posted a plus-6 in just four games with Rochester (AHL) Began the season in Russia playing for Ufa Salavat.
2005-06: Scored his first goal as a Panther April 13 at Ottawa…Made his Panthers debut Dec. 1 at Washington.
2004-05: Scored eight assists with 26 PIM in 50 games with SKA St. Petersburg of the Russian Hockey League.
2003-04: Represented the Oilers, along with Raffi Torres, at the NHL YoungStars Game during NHL All-Star Weekend, recording one assist…First full season in NHL saw him post a plus-8…11th in Oilers in plus/minus…Established single season career high for goals and equaled his career high for games played…Scored points in five of 46 games and was plus or even in 38 of 46 games…Averaged 17:15 of ice time per game, including seasonhigh 24:15 at Chicago on Jan. 4.
2002-03: Made NHL debut with Oilers…Played season’s final 46 games (Dec. 30-April 5) after being recalled from Hamilton on Dec. 29…Scored first NHL point on an assist at Calgary on Feb. 7…Played for Hamilton (AHL) before being promoted to Edmonton…Playoffs: Made first career Stanley Cup Playoffs appearence, playing in all six games of the Oilers WCQF series vs. Dallas.
2001-02: Played first full professional season.
2000-01: Earned the Max Kaminsky Trophy awarded to the most outstanding defensemen as voted on by
1999-00: Made professional debut with Hamilton following conclusion of Sudbury’s playoff run.
Personal: “Semi” lists as his favorites: Russian (music); “Scarface” (movie); Pierce Brosnan (actor); Detroit Red Wings (NHL team while growing up); Chicago Bulls (professional team); Miami (vacation spot); google.com (web site); legendary Formula 1 race car driver Michael Schumacher (professional athlete); Italian and Japanese (foods); Blowfish Sushi to Die For (San Jose area restaurant); “Super Mario” (video game)…Hockey idol is Chris Pronger…Off-ice hobbies include cars and computers…If he
wasn’t in hockey, he’d own a business…Speaks English and Russian…If he could meet someone in history, he’d like to be reunited with his late father, who’s also his non-sports idol…Three wishes: bring father back, good health for his family and win Stanley Cup…Describes himself as big, strong and hard working…Memorable NHL moment: his first game with Edmonton…Started skating and playing hockey when he was six.