Was named to his first NHL All-Star Game in 2022-23 and won the Fastest Skater event at All-Star Skills… Scored the first two lacrosse-style goals in NHL history in 2019-20… Became the fourth second-overall pick in franchise history (Sylvain Turgeon, Chris Pronger, Eric Staal) and the first Russian player drafted by the Hurricanes since Igor Knyazev in 2001… Also became the eighth Russian player drafted first or second overall in NHL history… Named the USHL Rookie of the Year in 2016-17 and the OHL Rookie of the Year in 2017-18… Also won the CHL Top Prospect Award in his only season with Barrie… Represented Russia at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, earning five assists in five games.
Skated in 48 USHL games for Muskegon, leading the team in goals (29) and points (58)… Named USHL Rookie of the Year… Finished tied for second in the league in game-winning goals (7) and third in points per game (1.21)… Recorded at least one shot on goal in 47 of 48 games played… Registered his first USHL point with an assist at Bloomington (9/24)… Scored his first USHL goal with the game-winner at Cedar Rapids (10/8)… Posted a 13-game point streak from 10/7-12/2 (10g, 13a), including a four-point game (1g, 3a) vs. Madison (11/13)… Named USHL Forward of the Week on 11/14 and 11/28… Recorded a five-game point/assist streak from 2/17-2/25 (2g, 5a)… Registered three straight multipoint games from 3/17-3/24 (4g, 4a)… Selected first overall in the CHL Import Draft by the Barrie Colts.
Played 44 OHL games for Barrie, registering 72 points (40g, 32a)… Won the CHL Top Prospect Award… Named OHL Rookie of the Year after winning OHL Rookie of the Month four out of six possible times… Was held without a point in just six games and without a shot on goal once… Notched 24 multi-point games… Scored two goals in his OHL debut vs. Ottawa (9/21)… Posted a hat trick vs. North Bay (10/5)… Recorded a season-high nine shots on goal in a two-goal game at Saginaw (10/7)… Registered four points (2g, 2a) vs. Erie (10/12)… Had a hat trick vs. Owen Sound (12/14)… Recorded his third hat trick of the year vs. Windsor (2/3)… Closed out the regular season with an OHL-best 23-game point streak from 1/18-3/17 (24g, 22a), including nine straight multi-point games from 1/18-2/8 (13g, 6a)… Skated in eight playoff games with 11 points (6g, 5a)… Registered five points (2g, 3a) in series-clinching win at Mississauga (4/1).
Registered 37 points (20g, 17a) during his first NHL/Hurricanes season while playing in all 82 games… Finished tied for third among NHL rookies in goals and tied for seventh in points… Led all NHL rookies in even-strength goals (20)… Made NHL/Hurricanes debut vs. NYI (10/4)…Became third-youngest player in franchise history to record a point (assist) at CBJ (10/5)… Tallied first NHL goal and first multi-point game (1g, 1a) vs. NYR (10/7)… Scored the game-winning goal for the second straight game vs. VAN (10/9)… Registered a three-game point streak from 10/5-10/9 (2g, 2a)… Posted two assists vs. CHI (11/12)… Took a season-high eight shots and scored a goal vs. TOR (11/21)… Scored two goals at MTL (12/13)… Logged a season-high 22:33 TOI vs. WSH (12/14)… Became the fastest rookie in franchise history to score 10 goals, reaching the milestone in his 33rd game vs. DET (12/20)… Registered a four-game point streak from 12/13-12/20 (4g, 1a)… Recorded three points (1g, 2a) at EDM (1/20)… Posted a three-game point streak from 2/5-2/8 (2g, 2a)… Tallied two assists at BUF (2/7)… Notched three points (2g, 1a) at COL (3/11)… Registered a three-game point streak from 3/21-3/24 (2g, 1a)… Became the youngest player in franchise history to score an overtime goal vs. MTL (3/24)… Recorded five points (3g, 2a) in nine playoff games, ranking third among rookies in goals and tied for fifth in points during the postseason… Scored two goals in his NHL playoff debut in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round at WSH (4/11), becoming the first player in franchise history to score two goals in his playoff debut… Became the first NHL player born in the 2000s to score a playoff goal and at 19 years and 16 days old, he became the ninth-youngest player in NHL history to score two goals in a playoff game… Also became the fourth teenager in NHL history to score two goals in his playoff debut, joining Pierre Turgeon (1988), Eddie Olczyk (1985) and Don Gallinger(1943)… Became the fourth player in franchise history to play in the postseason before his 20th birthday… Tallied an assist in Game 2 at WSH (4/13)… Missed six games due to injury (4/18-4/28)… Scored a goal in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round vs. NYI (5/3) as the Hurricanes completed the sweep of the Islanders… Earned an assist in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final at BOS (5/9).
Registered 61 points (24g, 37a) in 68 games with Carolina… Recorded career highs in goals, assists, points, plus/minus (+9), power-play goals (6) and game-winning goals (5)… Ranked tied for first on the team in game-winning goals and multi point games (16), second in goals, assists, power-play goals and shots (183) and third in points… Recorded a point in 31 of the team’s 38 wins… The Hurricanes posted a 31-11-1 record when he earned a point and 18-3-0 record when he scored a goal… Earned the fourth-most points through his first two seasons in team history (since relocation)… Earned two assists at WSH (10/5)… Tallied two assists vs. TBL (10/6)… Recorded two assists at FLA (10/8)… Earned two points (1g, 1a) vs. NYI (10/11), marking his fourth straight multi-point game (10/5-10/11: 1g, 7a)… Became the first Hurricanes player to post four consecutive multi-point games since Eric Staal (12/17/05-12/26/05: 5g, 4a)… Scored two goals, including the game-winning goal vs. CHI (10/26)… Scored two goals, including the first lacrosse-style goal in NHL history vs. CGY (10/29)… Recorded two points (1g, 1a) vs. DET (11/1)… Earned two assists in his 100th career NHL/Hurricanes game vs. OTT (11/11)… Recorded the fourth-most points through the 100 NHL games in team history (since relocation)… Earned three points (1g, 2a) at BUF (11/14)… Scored the game-winning goal in overtime at MIN (11/16), becoming the sixth teenager in NHL history to score at least two overtime goals… Recorded two points (1g, 1a) vs. FLA (11/23)… Earned an assist at NYR (11/27), extending his point streak to nine games (11/9-11/27: 5g, 8a)… Earned two points (1g, 1a) vs. SJS (12/5)… Registered two assists at EDM (12/10)… Scored his second lacrosse-style goal of the season at WPG (12/17)… Earned two assists vs. WSH (1/3)… Tallied two assists vs. WPG (1/21)… Scored his 20th goal of the season vs. VAN (2/2), becoming the eighth player in franchise history to score 20 goals in each of his first two NHL seasons… Recorded three points (2g, 1a) at ARI (2/6)… Scored the game-winning goal vs. NJD (2/14)… Scored the game-winning goal at NSH (2/18)… Earned an assist vs. DAL (2/25), extending his point streak to 11 games (2/2-2/25: 5g, 8a)… His 11-game point streak marked the longest point streak by a teenager in franchise history… Tallied two assists at NYI (3/7)… Tallied seven points (4g, 3a) in six playoff games… Led team in playoff goals… Ranked second on team in playoff points… Recorded the most career playoff goals, assists and points by a player before turning 21 in franchise history… Opened the postseason with a three-game point streak from 8/1-8/4 (3g, 2a)… Scored the first hat trick in franchise playoff history in Game 2 of Eastern Conference Qualifying Round vs. NYR (8/3)… Played a playoff-career-high 21:44 in Game 1 of Eastern Conference First Round at BOS (8/12)… Registered two points (1g, 1a) in Game 2 at BOS (8/13)…Missed final two games vs. BOS due to injury (8/17-8/19).
Posted 42 points (15g, 27a) in 55 games with the Hurricanes… Ranked fifth on the team in goals and tied for third in assists and points… Ranked second on the team in hits (114) and third in takeaways (23)… Was one of three NHL players to register at least 40 points and 100 hits, joining Matthew Tkachuk (CGY) and Vincent Trocheck… Passed Sergei Samsonov for the most goals by a Russian-born player in franchise history (59)… Established career high in average ice time (17:32)… Tallied two points (1g, 1a), including 100th career NHL/Hurricanes point (assist) at DET (1/16)… Posted two points (1g, 1a) at NSH (1/18)… Opened the season with a three-game goal/point streak (1/14- 1/18: 3g, 2a), tied for his career-long goal streak and tied for the third-longest season opening goal streak in franchise history… Scored a goal and the shootout game-deciding goal at CHI (2/2)… Posted a three-game point streak from 2/2-2/7 (2g, 2a), including two points (1g, 1a) at CHI (2/4)… Posted a four-game assist streak from 2/11-2/17 (4a)… Earned two points (1g, 1a) vs. TBL (2/20)… Tallied two points (1g, 1a) vs. DET (3/4), playing against his brother Evgeny for the first time in their NHL careers… Tallied two assists vs. NSH (3/11)… Posted a three-game point streak from 3/25-3/30 (1g, 2a)… Registered a career-high six hits vs. DAL (4/4)… Scored the team’s only shootout goal vs. DET (4/10)… Registered two points (1g, 1a), including the game-winning goal, vs. NSH (4/15)… Posted a three-game goal/point streak from 4/15-4/19 (3g, 1a), tied for his career-long goal streak… Tallied a career-high three assists at DAL (4/27)… Recorded an assist in 200th career NHL/Hurricanes game vs. DET (4/29)… Tallied three points (2g, 1a) vs. CHI (5/4)… Posted a five-game assist/point streak from 4/27-5/4 (2g, 7a), marking the longest assist streak of his NHL/Hurricanes career.
Tallied 69 points (30g, 39a) in 78 games during his fourth NHL/Hurricanes season… Chosen by the Carolina PHWA as the winner of the Vasicek Award, presented for outstanding cooperation with local media… Ranked second on the team in goals, points, even-strength goals (21) and hits (189), tied for second in power-play goals (9), third in power-play points (22), tied for third in game-winning goals (5)… Joined Brady Tkachuk (OTT) as the only two NHL players with 60 points and 180 hits… Finished third among Hurricanes forwards with 44 takeaways… Established new single-season career highs in goals, assists, points, plus/minus (+19), penalty minutes (79), even-strength goals (21), power-play goals (9) and power-play points (22)… Led the team with a career-high 21 multi-point games and ranked tied for first in multi-assist games (9) and second in multi-goal games (6)… Scored seven empty-net goals, tied with Connor McDavid (EDM) for second in the NHL behind only Alex Ovechkin (WSH, 9)… Earned a point in 10 of the team’s first 11 games of the season (10/14-11/9: 7g, 8a), becoming the sixth player in franchise history to accomplish the feat… Opened the season with a seven-game point streak (10/14-10/29: 7g, 4a), including a season-opening, three-game goal streak from 10/14-10/21 (4g)… Scored in six of the team’s first seven games, tying Geoff Sanderson (1993-94) for the most goals through the first seven games of any season in franchise history… Scored two goals in the season opener vs. NYI (10/14), becoming the seventh player in franchise history to accomplish the feat and the second-youngest Whalers/Hurricanes player to accomplish the feat (21 years, 202 days)… Registered two assists at CHI (11/3)… Tallied two assists vs. STL (11/13)… Missed one game due to an upper-body injury (12/4)… Missed two games while in COVID protocol (12/16-12/18)… Posted five points in three games from 12/30-1/7 (3g, 2a), including two goals vs. CGY… Recorded his 100th career NHL/Hurricanes assist vs. NYR (1/21)… Earned 21 points in 14 games from 1/15-2/18 (10g, 11a), including five straight multi-point games from 1/29-2/18… Posted five multi-point games in 10 contests from 3/26-4/12 (6g, 5a)… Scored two goals at STL (3/26) on his 22nd birthday, becoming the third player in franchise history to accomplish the feat… Scored two goals vs. MTL (3/31), including his 200th career NHL/Hurricanes point… Tallied five points (4g, 1a) in 14 playoff games… Led the team in hits (52) and ranked tied for second in goals during the postseason… Scored two goals, including his second career playoff power-play goal, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at BOS (5/12).
Tallied 55 points (23g, 32a) in 64 games with Carolina, reaching the 50-point mark for the second straight season and the third time in his NHL/Hurricanes career… Ranked third on the team in goals, assists, power-play assists (11) and power-play points (16) and posted the second-most multi-goal games (4) and third-most multi-point games (15) of any Hurricanes skater despite missing the final 18 games of the regular season due to injury… Logged a career-high 18:03 of ice time per game and ranked third on the team in hits (140)… Led the team in penalty minutes for the third time in his career… Opened the season with a four-game point streak from 10/12-10/20 (6g, 2a), with three points (2g, 1a) at SEA (10/17) and his first regular-season hat trick (3g) at EDM (10/20)… Scored the game-tying goal in the second period and the game-deciding goal in the shootout vs. WSH (10/31), passing Eric Staal and Sergei Samsonov for the most shootout game-deciding goals in team history (5)… Scored his second hat trick of the season vs. EDM (11/10), becoming the second player in franchise history to score multiple hat tricks against one opponent in a single season, with both such instances coming against the Oilers (Sami Kapanen, 1997-98 vs. EDM: 2)… Recorded two points (1g, 1a) at WPG (11/21)… Posted two points (1g, 1a) at PIT (11/29)… Earned two points (1g, 1a) vs. DAL (12/17)… Tallied two points (1g, 1a) vs. PHI (12/23)… Scored the only goal in the shootout at NJD (1/1)… Registered a season-high eight shots vs. NSH (1/5)… Scored his 10th career shootout goal vs. VAN (1/15), tying Jussi Jokinen for the most in team history… Represented the Metropolitan Division at the All-Star Game for the first time and won the Fastest Skater event in the skills competition… Joined Sami Kapanen as the second player in franchise history to win the event and became the third Hurricanes skater to win an event in as many skills competitions (2020-23)… Tied his career high with three assists vs. MTL (2/16)… Earned three points (2g, 1a) vs. STL (2/21)… Scored the game’s only goal on the power play vs. PHI (3/9)… Suffered a torn ACL vs. VGK (3/11) and underwent season-ending surgery, missing the final 33 games of the regular season and playoffs.