Russian winger who was selected 16th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2010 NHL Draft.
He was a World Junior Ice Hockey U18 silver medalist in 2009.
He played six seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League before making his NHL debut in 2012.
He has a younger brother named Valentin. He married Yana Tarasenko in 2015. They have a child named Aleksandr together.
He joined right winger T.J. Oshie on the St. Louis Blues in 2012.