|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
185 lb (84 kg)
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
|Born||December 31, 1976,|
Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakstan, USSR
|NHL Draft||196th overall, 1999|
|Pro Career||1999 – present|
Tarasov was drafted 196th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft and after two seasons with Metallurg Novokuznetsk he signed a contract in 2001 and was assigned to their AHL affiliate the Quebec Citadelles, but only managed to play 12 regular season games and returned to Russia the next season, re-joining Metallurg Novokuznetsk. He remained with the team until 2006 where he signed for Salavat Yulaev Ufa.