Alexander Valerievich Radulov was born 5 July 1986 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. He is a Russian professional ice hockey player for Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League. He had previously had two separate stints with the Nashville Predators, the NHL team which had drafted him, as well one season with the Montreal Canadiens, five seasons with the Dallas Stars, and eight seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League, split evenly between Salavat Yulaev Ufa and CSKA Moscow. Alexander Radulov is a two-time World Champion (2008 and 2009) with Russia; a 2011 Gagarin Cup champion with Salavat Yulaev Ufa; and a 2006 Memorial Cup champion with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)’s Quebec Remparts. He won the Golden Stick Award (Kontinental Hockey League MVP) on four occasions. Alexander Radulov ranks second in all-time Kontinental Hockey League scoring with 427 points, behind only Sergei Mozyakin. He is of mixed Russian and Gagauz ethnicity. Alexander Radulov is the brother of Igor Radulov.