NHL Hall of Fame center known as The Professor. He played in the Soviet league and the NHL from 1977 to 2006.
He was selected 214th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1985 NHL Draft.
He won 3 Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings and 2 Olympic Gold Medals with the Soviet Union.
He has three children, Alyonka, Diana and Igor II with former figure skater Elena Batanova.
He played with Red Wings Center Steve Yzerman from 1995 to 2003.