Both Cherepanov and Jagr play for the KHL team Avangard Omsk, in southwestern Siberia. They were playing Chekhov Vityaz. Other NHL alumni playing for Avangard Omsk include one-time Tampa Bay goaltender John Grahame, Alexandr Svitov, Jakub Klepis, and former L.A. Kings player Pavel Rosa.
Cherepanov was drafted in the 1st round (17th overall) of the 2007 NHL entry draft. Earlier this month, he set a team scoring record, for having goals in 6 consecutive games.