NHL goaltender who helped the Russian national team win consecutive gold medals in World Ice Hockey Championships.
He had an up and down first several seasons with the Anaheim Ducks, and was traded by the Phoenix Coyotes, where he became the starting goaltender.
He had a memorable couple of minutes in the HBO 24/7 series, explaining - in mangled English - his wonder at the scale of the universe and how small we are in comparison.
He had two children with his wife Yevgenya.
Nikolai Khabibulin is another well-known Russian goaltender who had success in the NHL.