He began his youth hockey career in Russia MHL. He later transferred to Canada's Ontario Hockey League (OHL)'s Windsor Spitfires, who he led to the Memorial Cup championship in 2016-2017.
He became the fourth NHL rookie to score five game-winning goals in a season during his debut 2017-2018 season. He contributed on defense for Russia's gold medal-winning U-17 squad at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge.
He was born and raised in Nizhnekamsk, Russia.
He became teammates with Steven Stamkos on the Lightning.