Throughout his career, Mozyakin has been known for his offensive prowess and ability to put the puck in the net. He has consistently been one of the top scorers in the KHL, regularly leading the league in goals and points. His offensive skills include his accurate shot, quick release, and strong positioning around the net.
Mozyakin has spent the majority of his professional career with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, becoming an icon and franchise player for the team. He has helped lead the team to multiple championships, including the Gagarin Cup, which is awarded to the KHL playoff champion, in 2014 and 2016.
In addition to his success in the KHL, Mozyakin has represented Russia internationally on several occasions. He has competed in numerous World Championships, winning gold medals in 2008 and 2009, as well as a gold medal at the 2018 Olympics.
Despite his impressive achievements, Mozyakin never competed in the National Hockey League (NHL), choosing to remain in Russia throughout his career. He did play four games with Val D'or in the the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League as a teenager. He was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets 263rd overall in 2002, but otherwise never came close to coming to North America.
Over the years, Mozyakin has set several records in the KHL. He holds the record for the most goals scored in a single season, with 48 goals in the 2016-2017 season. He had eight RSL/KHL scoring titles and ranks as the league's all-time leading scorer with over 1000 points
His place among the all time Russian hockey greats is secure, even though most NHL fans know nothing about him.