USSR Master of Sports, and is a honoured Russian coach. He played for Traktor and Dinamo Riga, and competed in Germany, North America and the Czech Republic. Since becoming a coach, he has worked with the Latvian national team, HC MVD and HD Dynamo Moscow. He has been the head coach of the Russian national team since the 26th of March 2014, and with the country, he has won gold, silver and two bronzes at the World Championships. He has won the KHL Gagarin Cup three times, and was the best KHL coach in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2017.
Played for a long time with HC Dinamo Riga, also competed in the NHL, Sweden and Switzerland. Has been an assistant coach with the Latvian national team, HC MVD and Dynamo Moscow. Is a current member of the Russian coaching staff. Was the head coach of Dynamo. He is a three-time KHL Gagarin Cup champion, and gold, silver and two-time bronze medalist of the World Championship.
Played for Torpedo Gorky as an ice hockey player. Has worked with the Russian under 20 national team, HC MVD and Dynamo Moscow. SKA coach since January 2016. Three time KHL Gagarin Cup champion, became a world champion in 2014 as a Russian national team coach.
Played for HC Dinamo Riga. As a coach, he has worked with HC MVD and HC Dynamo Moscow. Russian national team coach. Three time KHL Gagarin Cup champion, gold, silver and two-time bronze medalist of the World Championship.
Spent a large part of his playing career with Dizelist Pena. After becoming a coach, he has worked for HC MVD, Dynamo Moscow and the Russian national team. Three time KHL Gagarin Cup champion, gold, silver and two time bronze medalist of the World Championship.
Has been SKA's goalkeeping coach since 2014. Before he has worked for Finland's Espoo Blues and HC Sibir Novosibirsk of the KHL. Two-time Gagarin Cup holder in 2015 and 2017.
Graduated from Military University of Physical Education in St.Petersburg and from Ural Academy of State Service in Yekaterinburg. Master of sports. Coach in Pavel Datsyuk Academy. Has been working as a coach since 2004. With SKA he has won KHL Gagarin Cup-2017.