|Born||July 25, 1972 |
|Died||July 20, 1992 (aged 19) |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)|
|Played for||Traktor Chelyabinsk|
|NHL Draft||139th overall, 1992|
Artem played 28 games for the Russian Superleague team Traktor Chelyabinsk. He did not score any goals or assists with the team, but he accumulated 16 penalty minutes.
Shortly after, the Penguins drafted him in the sixth round (139th overall) in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.
He was the first Russian to be drafted by the Penguins and one of three Europeans to be drafted by the Penguins during the 1992 draft class.
On July 20, 1992, Artem was involved in a fatal one-car crash.
Penguins spokesperson Harry Sanders learned that he was driving alone at the time. He died a few days shy of his 20th birthday.