Russian NHL All-Star who helped lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a Stanley Cup Championship in 2009. He was named NHL MVP in 2012 and won the Rookie of the Year award in 2007.
He was selected 2nd overall in the 2004 NHL Draft, one pick behind fellow Russian star Alexander Ovechkin.
He won the Stanley Cup with longtime teammate Sidney Crosby in 2009.
He competed in the U-18 World Championships for Russia.
He was born in Magnitogorsk, Russia.