2002-03: Skated in 28 games for Yekaterinburg of the Russian Junior League and scored four points and recorded 18 PIM. Notched two assists in six games for bronze medallist Russia at the 2003 Under-18 World Championships.
2003-04: Notched 27 points and 42 PIM in 65 contests during first season with Saginaw (OHL). Ranked sixth on the team in assists and seventh in scoring.
2004-05: Played for Neftekhimik of the Russian League and tallied four points and 38 PIM.
Had one assist and four PIM in three games during the 2006 World Championships for Team Russia.