Appeared in 64 games, including season-high 28 consecutive appearances December 1-January 21…Reached 400-game mark in NHL career January 18 at Boston…Totaled 4g-10a-14pts overall; four goals matched career high (’05-06) and equaled total from previous three seasons combined…Posted three multiple-point games; matched career high with three assists/points January 3 vs. Philadelphia…Recorded 1g-1a-2pts October 22 vs. Nashville as well as 2a October 15 vs. Tampa Bay…Notched points in back-to-back games December 23-26 (1g-1a-2pts)…Missed 16 games due to injury, including 14 contests October 29-November 28 with elbow injury and two matches with upper body injury…Was a healthy “scratch” for last two regular-season matches…Represented Russia at Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.
2008-09: Played in his 300th career NHL game October 17 vs. Phoenix…Recorded points in back-to-back games twice: April 6-7 (2a) and March 9-11 (2a)…Notched second career game-winning goal October 17 vs. Phoenix…Missed 11 of 12 games December 27-January 20 with upper body injury; also missed three contests with lower body injury…Appeared in 1 game for Gold Medal-winning Russia at World Championships…2007-08: Matched career high with 1g-2a-3pts March 25 at Buffalo for lone goal of season/first career GW tally…Posted season-high three-game assist/point-scoring stretch January 4-10 (3a)…Finished second among the club’s defensemen (C. Phillips, +15) with plus-14 mark; was +51 over a two-season span…Missed 15 games December 1-January 1 with broken finger…2006-07: Appeared in his 200th career NHL game January 29 at Montreal…Set career highs with 78 games played, 18 assists, 19 points, +37 mark and 67 penalty minutes…Plus/minus mark was second among Senators’ defensemen (T. Preissing, +40), third on team (D. Alfredssson, +42) and tied for fifth (D. Roy) in NHL…Totals included assists/points in back-to-back games twice, most recently March 6-8 (2a)…Recorded four two-assist games, most recently February 8 vs. Montreal…Notched lone goal February 27 at Carolina to snap 85-game goal-less streak…Posted season-high +5 mark on two occasions: March 30 vs. Montreal and October 21 vs. New Jersey…Was the Senators’ nominee for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, as selected by the Ottawa Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association…Missed 2 games November 26-28 with leg injury…Suffered fractured finger in September 23 pre-season game; returned to lineup for season-opener at Toronto…Appeared in all 20 post-season contests en-route to Stanley Cup Finals appearance…Recorded 1g-3a-4pts in ECQF vs. Pittsburgh, including GWG in game five at Igloo…2005-06: Played in his 100th career NHL game December 9 at Vancouver…Recorded career-high four goals (since tied); equaling his total from previous two seasons…Posted two multiple-point games, including career-high 3a December 30 vs. NY Islanders…Recorded 3- game point-scoring streak December 26-30 (1g-4a-5pts)…Missed 2 games November 2-3 with rib injury, three matches March 24-28 with slight concussion and two contests April 5-6 with neck injury…Represented Russia at Olympic Winter Games; finished in fourth place following Bronze Medal game loss to the Czech Republic…2004- 05: Spent lockout season by appearing in 69 games with Binghamton (AHL) for only minor league stint of North American career…Finished second among the club’s defensemen with 35a/45pts; was tied for first with +24 mark…Tied franchise mark with 4a March 30 vs. Philadelphia…Named to PlanetUSA roster for AHL All-Star Game…Recorded 2a in first AHL playoff game April 22 vs. Wilkes- Barre…Appeared in 1 game for Russia at World Cup of Hockey tournament…2003-04: Appeared in just 19 games during second NHL season; posted 1g-2a-3pts overall…Notched lone goal December 1 vs. Philadelphia; recorded 2a two nights later at Florida…Suffered shoulder 84 injury December 8 at Boston; underwent surgery and missed 52 games before returning to lineup March 31 at Florida…Also missed 7 games October 25-November 11 due to concussion suffered October 23 vs. Washington…2002-03: Made NHL debut October 10 vs. New Jersey…Recorded two multiple-point games, including season-high 1g-2a-3pts December 19 vs. San Jose…Posted season-high 3-game point-scoring streak January 23-27 (1g-2a-3pts)…Represented Eastern Conference at NHL YoungStars Game at Florida (1g); teammates included H. Tallinder…Missed 5 games March 1-11 with groin injury, as well as seven contests March 22-April 5 with shoulder injury…Appeared in 17 of 18 playoff games en-route to ECF vs. New Jersey…OTHER: Represented Silver Medal-winning Russia at 2002 World Championships…Also played for Russia at 2001/2002 World Junior Championships, winning a Gold Medal in 2002.
Married, wife’s name is Irina…The couple has one son, Anton, Jr…Has several nicknames, including “ATrain, “Human Shield” and “Russian Bear”…Played goaltender as a child, and credits his time in the net for his ability to block shots…Father, Alexie, played in the Soviet Red Army system during the 1970s and 1980s, and played in the 1975 Summit Series, in which Russian teams played against NHL squads.
1st NHL GP: 10/0/02, NJ 2 @ Ott. 1 • 1st NHL Goal: 12/12/02, Ott. 5 @ Bos. 2 vs. S. Shields • 1st NHL Assist: 10/23/02, Car. 1 @ Ott. 4 • 400th NHL GP: 1/18/10, Ott. 5 @ Bos. 1 • Most Goals in Game: 1; 16 times, last time 4/1/10, Car. 3 @ Ott. 4 (SO) • Most Assists in Game: 3; 1/3/10, Phi. 4 @ Ott. 7; 12/30/05, NYI 3 @ Ott. 4 • Most Pts. in Game: 3; 4 times, last time 1/3/10, Phi. 4 @ Ott. 7 (3a) • Most PIM in Game: 15; 10/20/07, Fla. 1 @ Ott. 4 (maj., game misc.) • Most Shots in Game: 6; 3/29/08, Ott. 0 @ Bos. 4; 12/5/05, Ott. 6 @ Fla. 3 • GP Streak: 70; 1/4-4/4/08 (43), 10/4-12/12/08 (27) • Goal-Scoring Streak: 1; 16 times, last time 4/1/10 (1g) • Assist-Scoring Streak: 3; 1/4-10/08 (3a) • Point-Scoring Streak: 3; 1/4-10/08 (0g- 3a-3pts); 12/26-30/05 (1g-4a-5pts); 1/23/27/03 (1g-2a-3pts) • Penalties: 131 min., 3 maj., 1 misc., 1 game misc. • Multiple-Pt. Games: 7 2-pt. games, 4 3-pt. games