Second season as a Griffin…Sixth year pro…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 5/30/13...Assigned by Detroit, 9/23/13...Recalled by Detroit, 1/2/14...Assigned by Detroit, 1/13/14...Assigned by Detroit, 10/6/14...Recalled by Detroit, 1/30/15.
: Picked up 18 points (3-15—18) in 49 games with Grand Rapids before suffering a season-ending ankle injury on 2/23/14 vs. MIL…Ranked among team defensemen with 18 points (4th), three goals (6th), 15 assists (4th) and a plus-11 rating (4th)…Scored a goal in his North American debut, 10/4/13 at RCH…Tallied two assists in his second game as a Griffin, 10/5/13 at TOR…Went on a three-game point streak to kick off his AHL career, earning a goal and three assists from 10/4/13-10/12/13…Enjoyed a two-point night with a goal and assist, 11/30/13 vs. TEX…Ran on his third three-game point streak when he chipped in three assists from 12/14/13-12/20/13…Named to the AHL All-Star Classic Team alongside Griffins head coach Jeff Blashill, 1/9/14. 2012-13
: Registered nine points (4-5—9) in 44 games in his first full season in the KHL with CSKA Moscow…Skated with the likes of Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk during the lockout and finished 13th on the club in scoring and fourth among defensemen…Suited up in seven postseason games but did not record a point. 2011-12
: Limited to just 11 combined regular season games between CSKA and CSKA Jr. (MHL) due to injury…Did not record a point in six KHL games and picked up six points (2-4—6) in five games in Russia’s top junior circuit…Returned to appear in 19 playoff games with CSKA Jr., helping the club reach the league finals…Led MHL defensemen and tied for second among all players with 18 points (4-14—18) in 19 postseason contests. 2010-11
: Split the season between the KHL and MHL, registering two points in 22 professional games and 38 points (5-33—38) in 36 games at the junior level…Led all MHL defensemen in scoring and helped CSKA Jr. capture the league championship…Tied for fifth on the team in the postseason with 11 points (3-8—11)…Ranked 18th overall in playoff scoring and led all blueliners. 2009-10
: Debuted in the KHL for CSKA, appearing in 10 games as an 18-year-old…Logged 34 points (11-23—34) and a team-best plus-26 rating for CSKA Jr…Led the team’s defensemen in scoring and ranked third among MHL defensemen…Placed eighth on the club overall in points. 2008-09
: Skated in 38 games with CSKA Moscow’s junior club, tallying 18 points (3-15—18) and 40 penalty minutes.
: Lives in Moscow, Russia…Married to Uliana…Has one brother who plays piano...Best friend in hockey is Teemu Pulkkinen...Greatest hockey memory is making his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings….Began playing hockey at the age of six as a defenseman…Hockey nickname is Marchy…Hockey idol as a youth is Sergei Zubov…Greatest influence on his hockey career is his father…Plans on being involved with business and hockey after his playing career…First job was playing hockey…Proudest accomplishment is playing in the NHL…Most exciting place he’s visited is the Great Pyramids…Also speaks Russian…Played tennis growing up…Favorite food is steak…Favorite movie is National Treasure
…Favorite website is griffinshockey.com…Favorite author is Jean-Christophe Grange…Favorite vacation spot is Russia...Roots for Barcelona soccer…Enjoys soccer, fishing and cars.