Russian winger who was selected 16th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2010 NHL Draft. He had his first 40-goal season with the Blues in 2015-16. In 2019, he helped the Blues win a Stanley Cup Championship.
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 three children together.
He was teammates with right winger T.J. Oshie on the St. Louis Blues.